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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.

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

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

this recipe of vazhakkai fry accompanies sambarrice 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 frycabbage poriyalbaby potato fry and vegetable sambar recipe.

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vazhakkai fry recipe | raw banana fry recipe
prep time
5 mins
cook time
25 mins
total time
30 mins
 

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

course: side dish
cuisine: south indian
servings: 2 to 3
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 300 grams unripe banana sliced OR 4 small to medium sized raw unripe plaintains 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.

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.

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

4. stir.

5. now add the sliced bananas.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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




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This post was last modified on May 10, 2018, 3:20 pm

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

  • 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 :-)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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