Thursday, 21 November 2013

Vazhakkai Kuzhambu - Raw Banana Curry

Guess this time I've been away for real long ! Repair work at home and each of us falling sick one after the other ,so couldn't sit at my comp.I went without using the internet for a couple of days only to realize how addicted I've been :) I have a lot of catching up to do I guess.Coming to the recipe is a very simple curry.I sometimes  feel that planning for food for a party is easier that deciding on what to cook everyday.I always break my head on what to cook.It's hard to find something that isn't boring to cook,healthy,yummy and most important of all, not time consuming :) I try to find something that at least satisfies two of the above criteria.I had a few raw bananas and wanted to make a curry that would go well with chapati ,so decided to make this curry as its relatively easy to prepare and goes well with rice & chapati..

You'll Need:
Raw Banana/Vazhakkai - 2
Garlic - 3 -4 cloves
Onion - 1 small - medium (chopped)
Tomato - 1 small - medium(chopped)
Coriander leaves - 2 -3 sprigs (chopped)
oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
salt as needed
Tamarind juice from a small marble of Tamarind.
Coconut Milk - 1/4 - 1/2 cup.
For the Powder:
Toor dal - 1 tbsp
Whole Red Chilli - 2 -3
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp

-For the powder : Dry roast all the ingredients one after the other and grind together to a slightly coarse powder.
-For the curry - Clean the banana and scrap the skin .Chop it into pieces.
-Soak the tamarind in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes.Squeeze and strain to extract the juice.
-In a vessel add the chopped banana,tamarind juice,salt and turmeric powder and mix well.Let the mixture boil until the raw banana is  almost cooked.
-To a pan add oil,when it heats up splutter Curry leaves,mustard and cumin seeds.Add the garlic and saute for a minute or two.
-Add the onion,tomato and Coriander leaves and saute until the tomatoes turn soft.Add the ground powder and mix well.
-Add the cooked banana along with the water and mix well.Check for salt.Add water if needed.Cover with a lid and let the curry simmer for 5 - 10 minutes.
-Remove the lid and add the coconut milk and mix well.Let the curry cook for a further 2 -3 minutes. Done !

Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !


  1. wow... such a delicious curry... love these with rice...

  2. Very inviting curry. Nice tempting clicks.

  3. This kulambu is new to me. Kulambu looks delicious, thanks for sharing

  4. curry looks tangy and delicious.......

  5. Nice gravy, never tried curry with raw banana, yumm..

  6. This is very interesting!! raw banana curry!! I should try it...
    Hope now all of you are feeling better and we will see you around more often...

  7. Love the addition of freshly ground powder.. Flavorful and tasty curry..

  8. Hope everyone feels better now and the repair work has been sorted out. I have to be honest that if I can't stay away from the internet, not even for a day. My work requires me to do so, I am on fb, I need to reply mails etc etc. I am currently away on a holiday yet here I am in the hotel room on the net.

    Never tried plaintains into curries yet I shall. Its a lovely combo because we are equally receptive to new dishes.

  9. Nice to see you after break..banana curry looks so creamy and rich..

  10. Never tried vazhakkai curry this one looks so good with coconut milk...
    I was just thinking it is long since I saw a post from u.It is so strange we start missing people even if we have not met :))

  11. yummy banana curry n love the prop too!!!

  12. Wow! Welcome back Reni... The dish looks yummy and tempting dear :-)

  13. Hey you have an award at

  14. O My how beautiful the prop is.. Curry too.. Hope you n your family is doing good now.. :) A day if you have not gone through your blog feed, u will see it flooded the next day.. Coming back after long time will make u feel so, but all is okie when it comes to health and family. We will patiently wait till u r back.. So no worries! :)

  15. curry looks absolutely delicious...perfect with rice :-)

  16. Thank you for sharing your review!

  17. This is one interesting condiment! Very healthy and flavorful.

  18. nice bowl n very healthy curry..:)

  19. This easy recipe Reni , I will try it I have some raw banana in my hand.

  20. Thanks a lot for the kind comments !

  21. yummy yummy
    happy to follow youu !!!!


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