Vazhakkai Podi Curry/Raw banana Curry /Vazhakkai Podi Thooval

We group of friends started a event named Tamizhar Samayal Tuesday in which showcasing the recipes popular all over Tamilnadu.This event happens in the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Vazhakkai podi curry is simple and easy to make accompaniment which popular in Southern parts of Tamilnadu especially in Brahmin Cuisines.
This curry goes very well with black pepper rasam or with variety rice.The highlight of this recipe is the freshly ground powder used in the curry.The powder can be made in bulk and store it for 2-3 months also.Lets get into the recipe..................................

Basic Information


Raw banana/Vazhakkai2(medium size)
Grated coconut11/2tbs
Curry leaves5-6 leaves
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/2tsp
Saltas needed

To roast and grind 

Red Chilly/varamilagai4-5nos.
Coriander seeds/varakothamalli2tsp
Channa dhal/kadala paruppu1tsp
For the tempering 

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal1/2tsp
Channa dhal1/2tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Red chilly1(optional)


Dry roast the given ingredients in a medium flame till the aroma comes out.Grind it to a fine powder.Set it aside.Chop the raw banana into cubes and cook it in boiling water with a pinch of turmeric,salt to soft but not mushy.Drain the excess water and keep it.

Heat pan with and do the tempering with the given ingredients,add in the curry leaves.Now add in the cooked raw banana and give it a mix.At this stage add the ground powder,salt and toss it well till everything gets blend well.Finally add the grated coconut and mix it well.

Vazhakkai Podi  Curry is ready.

Serve it rice and Rasam.


  • The grated coconut can be roasted along with the spices and ground.
  • Do not over cook the raw banana otherwise it turns mushy.


looks yummy it has been a while since I had this.. must do soon :-)

I can happily finish that bowl of delicious curry just like a snack..One of my favourite curry with curd rice.

Wow ! super, mouth watering here.

very very healthy combo and delicious dry curry with valakai :) tempts me dear !!

very delicious and lovely vazhakkai podi curry, yummy,,,

Flavorful curry. Loved the fresh spices

wow delicious curry,love to taste with rasam,yum!!!

I too make it similarly with the addition of garlic n few pepper corns to the roasting ing, love it with rasam/curd rice...looks yumm!!

Lovely recipe.never tried this way so far..

Looks very delicious ad yummy.

NIce recipe...loved it..nice explanation...

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