For comforting lunch I always make some fry,rasam or dhal along with white rice.This raw banana fry is slightly different from what we make which I noted down it from a T.V show.The highlight of this recipe is the added flavor from freshly ground garlic and dried red chilly.Now off to the recipe...................
Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 2(generously)
|Onion(finely chopped)||1(medium size)|
|Dried red chilly/varamilgai||4-5|
|Curry leaves/karivepillai||5-6 leaves|
Peel the skin of the raw banana and cut into small pieces,put it in water to prevent browning.
Grind the red chilly and garlic to a coarse paste without adding too much of water.Heat a pan with 11/2 cups of water,add the raw banana pieces and cook it till 3/4 with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Drain the excess water and keep it aside.
Heat a pan with oil,crackle the mustard seeds then toast the curry leaves.Add in the chopped onion and saute it with a pinch of salt.Once the onion becomes transparent add the ground paste,turmeric powder and salt.Add the cooked raw banana pieces and mix it well.
Cook it for couple of minutes in a medium flame,then add the coriander powder and gram flour to it.If needed add a tsp of oil and cook it for another couple of minutes or till it gets golden color in a medium flame.Stir it in between to prevent burning.
Vazhakkai varuval is ready.
- The amount of red chillies can be increased or decreased according to personal preference,the amount given for slightly spicier version.
- Instead of gram flour, rice flour can also be used.
- Don't cook the raw banana till it becomes soft or mushy it should be 3/4th done and its get cooked while frying.