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Vazhakkai Varuval / Raw Banana Roast : Indian Food & Cooking Recipes

Contributed By: Sadhana Padmanabhan
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Today I am sharing a very easy to make this colorful and deliciousVazhakkai Roast. I am big fan of this recipe because we need only less oil tomake this dish and it still tastes like the one which we deep fry in the oil.Vazhakkai Roasts goes well with any South Indian lunch dish like sambhar, Rasam,etc. Try this easy yummy dish and enjoy.

Preparation Time:      10  Minutes
Cooking Time             20 Minutes
Recipe Category:        Vegetable Dry Subjis
Recipe Cuisine  :         SouthIndian
Serves            :              3-4 People

Raw Banana               4 No
Water                         For boiling
Salt                           To Taste
Masala Powders:
ChiliPowder               1Teaspoon
TurmericPowder        ¼ Teaspoon
AsafetidaPowder        ¼ Teaspoon
SnafuPowder             ¼ Teaspoon

For Tadka:

Coconut Oil                 2 Tablespoon
Cumin Seeds              ½ Teaspoon
Mustard seeds            ½ Teaspoon
Curry Leaves               Few


  • Wash and Peel the  Raw Bananas. 

  • Cut raw banana to 1/4-inch thickness. 

  • Boil the water and add the chopped banana slices. Justcook for 3 minutes. 

  • Drain water completely transfer to a wide bowl. 
  • Add the chili powder, Turmeric powder, Asafetida powder,Fennel powder and salt. 

  • Mix and coat it gently onto all the slices. Keep aside  for 5 minutes. 

  • Heat oil in a flat pan, add all Tadka items and let themcrackle. 
  • Now, place the mixed masala plantain slices in the oil and let it cook for a few minutes.Stir gently to let the oil coat on both the sides of the plantain slices. 

  • Gently flip over each slice and let it cook on the otherside for few more minutes. 
  • Keep doing this until the plantains are cooked andbecomes crispy from outside. 
  • This may take at least 15 minutes to become crispy. 
  • Now the yummy spicy Vazhakkai Fry is Ready. 

  • Serve Vazhakkai Varuval with Steamed Rice and Sambhar.

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