Vazhaikkai (Banana) Curry

Vazhaikkai curry is a popular South Indian dish made with raw bananas (vazhaikkai). Here’s a simple recipe to make vazhaikkai curry: Serve hot with rice or roti. Adjust the spices according to your taste preferences. Enjoy!

Vazhaikkai (Banana) Curry

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


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Learn how to make a delicious South Indian dish called Vazhaikkai curry using raw bananas. Serve with rice or roti. Enjoy!


  • Green banana – 1

  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon

  • Red chillies – 2

  • Raw Rice – 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder- 2 pinches

  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad Dal – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida – 2 pinches

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste


  • Peel the banana and chop it into small pieces.
  • Place the chopped banana in a pot and add a dash of turmeric powder and a pinch of salt. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until the banana pieces are soft, then drain and set aside.
  • In a skillet, dry roast red chillies and raw rice without oil until the rice turns light brown. Allow them to cool, then grind into a fine powder.
  • Heat some oil in the same skillet and add mustard seeds. Wait until they start to pop, then add urad dal, asafoetida powder, and curry leaves. Fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the cooked banana and a pinch of salt if needed. Sprinkle in the rice and chilli powder, stirring everything together well.
  • Finally, top with coconut gratings, mix once more, and serve the dish either hot or cold as preferred.

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  1. Hi Kamala,
    Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your recipes. I have tried a lot of your recipes and all of us in the family like it very much.Your tips have really added flavour to my cooking.Thank you once again.


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