Vazhakkai Kondakadalai Kootu/Raw Banana and Black Chickpeas Curry

Coming to second day of of blogging marathon #28,made a kootu with raw banana and black chickpeas.
This kootu is served as an accompaniment for the variety rice meal served in baby shower in our family custom.
In some households instead of raw banana,egg plant(brinjal) is used.Lets get into the recipe.................


Raw Banana/Vazhakkai2(chopped finely)
Black Chick peas/kondakadalai 1/2cup
Moong dhal/paasiparuppu1/3cup
Onion/vengayam1(small size)
Tomato/thakkali1(small size)
Sambar powder11/2tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/4tsp

For the tempering

Mustard seed/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu1/2tsp
Red chilly(broken)1
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Curry leaves/karivepillai 5 leaves


  • Cook the dhal and black chickpeas separately in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles
  • Boil the chopped raw banana with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt in boiling water till it becomes soft.Drain the excess water and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and do the tempering with the ingredients,saute the onion and tomato.Now add the cooked dhal and sambar powder,salt.
  • Then add a cup of water and cook it for a boil.Now add the cooked banana,cooked chickpeas and grated coconut.Cook it for a minute or two.
  • Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and turn off the fire.
  • Serve it as an accompaniment or with white rice.


  • If you are using eggplant ,add the chopped eggplant along with the onion and tomato,saute it and cook.
  • Peanuts can also be used instead of chick peas.
Check out my fellow bloggers in Blogging Marathon#28.


must be a delight to eat with hot steamed rice and ghee

delicious looking and very tempting...

I love the ingredients in this one - this one I'm going to try!

What a tasty kootu. Love the combination --- Will try soon.

Mouthwatering here, never tried adding kondakalais in kootu, super tempting and quite a droolworthy kootu Nalini..

Lovely pics & this is one dish my mom used to make it often. I love the way u have presented this dish.

This is one of the different kootu versions I came across during this kootu themed marathon. No need for the cumin - coconut gravy. Will give it a try soon.

Love this version..shall try it out. Btw, love the pot used in the picture!

This kootu is very interesting and looks super delicious... love the vessel used to serve this kootu!!!
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