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Plantain or raw banana which is also known as Vazhakkai in tamil  is widely used in India.  There are umpteen number of dishes that are prepared using this Vegetable.  The Seasoned plantain or Vazhakkai podimas which I am posting today is very simple and easy to prepare.  It has very mild dry curry which is very tasty and can be served with steamed rice, rasam(Indian soup) or dhal.  

Here is spicy vazhakkai fry which I had  posted earlier  PLANTAIN ROAST.


Ingredients :

Plantain - 3 
Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
Green chilli - 4 (make paste)
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece (make paste)
Coconut grated - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves few
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing

For tempering :

Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp

Method : 



You can also substituted plantain with Potato to make Potato Podimas :)

Prathima Rao  – (October 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM)  

Simple & comforting..tastefully presented Pavi :)
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Vijitha  – (October 29, 2012 at 2:58 PM)  

Most delicious dish from Tamil Nadu. I love the simplicity in its dish and its combination with rasam rice is one of the best. Vazhakkai podumas is my husband's favorite dish

divya  – (October 29, 2012 at 3:01 PM)  

wow tempting recipe..mouth watering dear...

Nupur  – (October 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM)  

I have never had Plantain before.. Wish I could taste this dish..

Looks quite simple and yummy recipe.

great-secret-of-life  – (October 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM)  

My favourite podimas

Babitha  – (October 29, 2012 at 9:12 PM)  

My mum use to make this podimas,but she use to add garlic as it cause gastric prblems,love it.nice clicks.


Anusha  – (October 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM)  

squeeze some lemon juice and i m ready to devour that pan full

Priya Suresh  – (October 30, 2012 at 5:24 AM)  

Simply love with a bowl of rice and hot piping rasam,one of my fav food.

Suzanne  – (October 31, 2012 at 3:04 AM)  

I can't really imagine what this would taste like but I would like to try.

Unknown  – (November 3, 2012 at 8:02 AM)  

HI Pavitra!nice recipe.will you support me in this world?

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