Vazhaikkai Varuval

Enjoy a delightful and uncomplicated varuval dish prepared with plantain, also known as raw banana or vazhaikkai. This delectable creation perfectly complements sambar rice or Rasam rice. 

For a unique twist, consider exploring the tantalizing Vazhaikkai Puzhi Varuval recipe as well.

  • Vazhaikkai Puzhi Varuval

    Difficulty: Easy

    A simple and quick side dish made with plantain (raw banana/Vazhaikai) and tamarind (puzhi). Can be served with rice.

Vazhaikkai Varuval

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


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A simple and easy varuval made with plantain (raw banana or vazhaikkai).  This goes well with sambar rice or Rasam rice.


  • Raw Banana (Plantain) – 1

  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon heaped

  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – 2 tablespoon


  • Peel the skin off the banana and slice it into round pieces, about ¼ inch thick (or half round pieces). Place the slices in a bowl of water.
  • Wash the banana slices thoroughly, then remove them from the water and transfer them to a wide bowl.
  • Add sambar powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, and salt to the banana slices. Sprinkle enough water to cover the vegetable and mix well. Set aside for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Heat oil in a flat kadai or tawa. Once the oil is hot, add the banana slices, ensuring they are separated. Cover with a lid.
  • Cook on low heat for five to ten minutes, gently turning the pieces occasionally.
  • Remove the lid and continue cooking the banana slices on low heat until they turn golden brown.
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  1. Kamala,
    I just discovered your blogspot.. Thanks so much for having these wonderful recipes in one place. It is so helpful. I have bookmarked this spot and hope to make your wonderful dishes.

  2. Hi Menaka

    Thank you for visiting my site and your comments. Hope you will try the recipes and post your feed back.

  3. Hi Kamala

    Very nice recpeies,I try all the recepies, being newly married n new to kitchen,ur recdepies are helping me lo,I try ur recpies n it turns out to be real yummy,CAn u post the recepis for different kinds of rasam ?

  4. Keerthana Praveen

    Very tasty….no words to describe it.

  5. Very good recipes…Ive tried ur ragi adai, kathrikai curry and puttu…all tasted really good….thank u very much….planning to try more recipes…hope u keep posting many more recipes…

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