Vazhakkai Varuval/Raw Banana Fry

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...................

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time      ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 2(generously)


Raw banana/vazhakkai2
Onion(finely chopped)1(medium size)
Garlic/poondu3-4 cloves
Dried red chilly/varamilgai4-5
Coriander powder1/2tsp
Gram flour/kadalamaavu1tsp
Turmeric powder1/8tsp
Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai 5-6 leaves
Saltto taste


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.


Very nice varuval. Perfectly roasted

On-going event: Dish it out: coconut and sugar/salt

so tempting .. I can finish the whole bowl

delicious varuval!! so tempting!

looks too delicious and tempting fry

Looks very nice,mouth watering too.

Perfect preparation looks so nice..

tempting varuval, looks delicious!!!

varuval sammiya errukku, nakkula thanni ooruthu :P love all your clicks

I like these raw banana fry & it looks yummy.

Who can resist to this varuval, with a bowl of curd rice i would love to have this fry.

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