Vazhaikai Podimas

Vazhaikai Podimas is a popular South Indian dish made with raw bananas (vazhaikai) and a few other ingredients. It is a simple and healthy recipe that can be served as a side dish with rice or chapati. Serve Vazhaikai Podimas as a side dish with rice or chapati. Enjoy your homemade Vazhaikai Podimas!

Vazhaikai Podimas

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Discover the flavors of South India with Vazhaikai Podimas, a delicious and healthy dish made with raw bananas. Perfect as a side with rice or chapati.


  • Green Banana – 1

  • Onion – 1 small

  • Green Chilly – 1

  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoons

  • Sambar Podi – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Sombu (aniseeds) – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon (Optional)


  • Cut the banana in half and boil it with the skin on for five to seven minutes. Then peel and cool it. You can either grate it or gently mash it by hand.
  • Chop the onion and green chilli.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add urad dal and fry until light brown. Add onion, green chilli, curry leaves and fry well. Add crushed aniseeds and stir for a while.
  • Add banana, salt, turmeric powder and sambar powder and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for four to five minutes. Finally, add coconut and stir everything well. Add lemon juice and turn off the heat.


  • If you don’t like the smell of aniseeds, you can skip them and add a pinch of asafoetida powder instead.


  1. Sounds yum. I love plantain and this is an easy and excellent recipe.

  2. Priya,

    Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.

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