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Vazhakkai Poriyal (Green Plantain saute)

Green Plantain is used for cooking in a few countries. It is common in south asian countries. All of us know banana, the fruit. When its Green, it can be used for cooking and has a great taste. Favorite side dish.

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Vazhaikai (Green Plantain) - 4 nos
Green chilli - 4 nos
Onnion finely chopped - 1 cup
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1tsp
Asafotida powder - a pinch
Curry leaf - 10 leaves
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Coconut gratings - 4 tsp


Preparation Method

Wash Vazhaikai, cut both the ends, peel the skin off, and cut them into squares approx 1.5cm each. You may get your hands and nails spoiled from the sticky gum like liquid that comes from vazhaikai so you can use kitchen gloves if you prefer to keep your nails neat. Heat a pan and add half a cup of water, when the water boils add the vazhaikai squares cover the pan with lid, reduce the heat to low and allow it to boil for 5 min or until the vazhaikai is 3/4th done.

Take a freash pan heat some oil in it. Reduce the heat to low and add mustard when its done popped add urad dhal asafotida powder and stir when the dhal turns golden grown add chopped onion, curry leaves and green chilli(split then in the middle before adding). When the onion truns transparant add the cooked vazhaikai and stir. Cover the pan and cook for 2 min. Now add grated coconut, stir and serve.


Other names: Vazhakkai Poriyal, Vashakkai poriyal, Green Plantain Poriyal, Green Banana Saute, Aoi banana fry in Japanese language

Vazhakkai is Green Plantain or Green Banana. In Japanese language its Aoi Banana




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