Vazhakkai Podimas Recipe | How To Cook Raw Banana Podimas

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Vazhakkai podimas is a stir-fry recipe made from steamed raw banana, onion, and various spices. Plantain podimas is a healthy and tasty South Indian accompaniment recipe. Valakkai Podimas or Plantain podimas is a very simple and healthy recipe that can provide an alternative to the more complex recipes often found in Indian cuisine. This dish uses only raw bananas, salt, turmeric powder and water which means it’s easy on your diet too! It will take you less than 10 minutes from start to finish so whip up some Valakjai Podmos for lunch today!

Vazhakkai Podimas Recipe | How To Cook Raw Banana Podimas

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 mins Servings: 2 Calories: 100 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


This recipe uses Vazhakkai (raw plantain) know for its fiber and carbohydrate. It is a poriyal (side dish) and goes with sambar rice, rasam rice etc. It is simple recipe and tastes deliciously. Let us see how to do vazhakkai podimas recipe




  1. Steam boil raw banana to just done, peel the skin, when cool grate it and keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, when it splutters add curry leaves, urid and gram dals, asafoetida, green chilli, ginger and fry for a 1-2 minutes.

  3. Add grated banana and stir well but loosely add salt to taste and add grated coconut again mix well.

  4. Remove from fire and when serving add lemon juice and mix well and serve.

  5. It goes well with traditional rice items like sambar, rasam, dal rice etc.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 3mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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