vazhakkai fry recipe, how to make vazhakkai fry recipe | raw banana fry recipe

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vazhakkai fry recipe with step by step photos – mildly spiced and slightly crisp south indian style banana fry made with unripe bananas or plantains.

i usually buy unripe banana or plantains when i go for veggie shopping. some of the recipes that i make with them are:

raw banana fry recipe
  1. vazhakkai bajji
  2. raw banana fry
  3. vazhakkai poriyal
  4. raw banana koftas

this recipe of vazhakkai fry accompanies sambar-rice or rasam-rice or dal-rice very well. you can also have them plain or with chapatis. the recipe is easy, but does need attention. so do prepare when you are cooking some other dish also.

if you are looking for more veggie recipes then do check ladies finger fry, mushroom frybaby potato fry and vegetable sambar recipe.

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vazhakkai fry recipe | raw banana fry recipe

vazhakkai recipe - mildly spiced and slightly crisp south indian style banana fry made with unripe bananas or plantains.

course side dish
cuisine south indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 2 to 3
rough calories per serving 313 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 300 grams unripe banana sliced OR 4 small to medium sized raw unripe plantains or vazhakkai
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 6 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • salt as required
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)

how to make recipe

peeling and slicing vazhakkai (raw bananas):

  1. rinse 4 small to medium sized raw unripe bananas first (300 grams). peel them lightly. i usually remove the black spots and keep the peels as they are. 

  2. slice them in thin rounds and add them in a bowl containing water + a bit of salt (about 1/4 tsp salt), so that they don't darken.

making vazhakkai recipe:

  1. heat 2 tbsp oil in a shallow frying pan. keep the flame to a low or medium and add ½ tsp mustard seeds. saute till the mustard seeds crackle.
  2. then add 6 to 7 curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. stir.
  3. now take the bananas from the water and add them.
  4. mix the bananas with the rest of tempered ingredients.
  5. add 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  6. mix the spice powders very well with the banana slices.
  7. spread the banana slices evenly on the pan, so that they get cooked evenly.
  8. don't cover with any lid and saute the bananas on a low flame.
  9. do stir at intervals for even cooking. turn slices and cook the sides which looks uncooked or not roasted or crisp.
  10. cook till the slices becomes crisp towards the edges. not all slices will become crisp, but most of them will be.
  11. when the banana slices are cooked, sprinkle salt. mix well.
  12. add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. mix well. for a slight tang, you can add some lemon juice at this step.
  13. serve vazhakkai fry with sambar-rice or rasam-rice or dal-rice very well. you can also have them plain or with chapatis.

recipe notes

recipe can be doubled or tripled.

how to make banana fry or vazhakkai fry recipe:

1. rinse 4 small to medium sized raw unripe bananas first (300 grams). peel them lightly. i usually remove the black spots and keep the peels as they are. slice them in thin rounds and add them in a bowl containing water + a bit of salt (about ¼ tsp salt), so that they don’t darken. after you slice, then immediately add them in the bowl of water.

making raw banana fry recipe

2. heat 2 tbsp oil in a shallow frying pan. keep the flame to a low or medium and add ½ tsp mustard seeds. saute till the mustard seeds crackle.

making raw banana fry recipe

3. then add 6 to 7 curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida.

making vazhakkai fry recipe

4. stir.

making vazhakkai fry recipe

5. now add the sliced bananas.

making vazhakkai fry recipe

6. mix the bananas with the rest of tempered ingredients.

making vazhakkai fry recipe

7. add ½ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder and ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

making raw banana fry recipe

8. mix the spice powders very well with the banana slices.

preparing vazhakkai fry recipe

9. spread the banana slices evenly on the pan, so that they get cooked evenly.

making vazhakkai fry recipe

10. don’t cover with any lid and saute the bananas on a low flame. do stir at intervals after 5 to 6 minutes for even cooking. also turn slices and cook the sides which looks uncooked or not roasted or crisp.

making vazhakkai fry recipe

11. cook till the slices becomes crisp towards the edges. not all slices will become crisp, but most of them will be. when the banana slices are cooked, sprinkle salt. mix well.

making vazhakkai fry recipe

12. add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves and mix. for a slight tang you can add some lemon juice at this step.

vazhakkai fry recipe, raw banana fry recipe

serve vazhakkai fry with sambar-rice or rasam-rice or dal-rice very well. you can also have them plain or with chapatis.

vazhakkai fry recipe, raw banana fry recipe

About

dassana amit
i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.



12 thoughts on “vazhakkai fry recipe, how to make vazhakkai fry recipe | raw banana fry recipe

  1. Wow, sooo good! I really like the texture of the bananas when they’re cooked like this. It was my first time cooking with unripe/green bananas

    • thanks cedric. the texture of unripe bananas when stir fried or sautéed is too good. you can also try some more unripe banana recipes.

  2. hi, mam
    i am using windows phone which is not supporting this app(vegrecipesofindia), so please can you make the app for windows users also.

    • sandeepta, we wanted to make app for windows phone also. but the developer of app does not have expertise for windows phone.

  3. do to eat the banana skin?

  4. I am glad i came across this post since it does look amazingly yum!
    I have some organic bananas in my kitchen and soon i will be making banana fry out of them.

    • surely try and let us know how it turned out? thanks.

  5. Hi Dasanna, I had a raw banana in my refrigerator and was wondering what can I do out of it which will suit my tastebuds. Luckily, I came across this recipe of your’s and I thought of giving it a try. Believe me, it tasted very good. I had it along with some rice and dal which went very well. Thanks to you 🙂 keep posting such simple yet delicious recipes. Love your blog.

    • thanks bhuvana. this banana fry goes very well with dal rice and even rasam rice. will be adding more recipes 🙂

  6. Iam not able to see your home page..getting some error..

    • meera, kindly refresh and check. the problem was there yesterday, but we have rectified now.

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