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Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana Dry Curry

Vazhakkai Poriyal
Raw Banana is known as Vazhakkai in Tamil and Aratikaya in Telugu. It is also referred to as Plantain. I have already posted Vazhakkai Varuval and Vazhakkai Podimas. Serve this raw banana dry fry with tomato rasam or Sambar and rice for lunch. This raw banana fry is quite different. Fennel seeds, ginger, garlic and garam masala items are added to give a unique taste and flavor. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Raw Banana Dry Curry | Vazhakkai Poriyal

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Yields: 2 Servings
Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana Dry Curry

Oil2 tsp
Mustard1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds1 tsp
Cinnamon sticksmall
Curry leaves3 to 5
Green chilly1
Finely chopped ginger and garlic1 tp
Onions chopped1/2 Cup
Raw Banana chopped | Vazhakkai1 Cup
SaltAs needed
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
Coriander powdder1 tsp
Chilli powder1 tsp
Coriander leavesFor Garnishing


  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, curry leaves, green chillies and finely chopped ginger garlic. Fry till raw smell goes off.Add onions and fry till they turn translucent.

1 Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana Dry Curry2 Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana Dry Curry

  •  Add raw banana pieces, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder. Sprinkle some water and close with lid. Check whether raw banana is cooked, else sprinkle some more water. 

3 Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana Dry Curry4 Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana Dry Curry

  •  Lastly garnish with coriander leaves.

Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana Dry Curry | Plantain Dry Fry
Plantain Dry Fry

Adjust green chilly and chilli powder to your taste.


  1. Oh yes, we get plantain over here too. Usually fried as chips. Can't remember when was the last I made poriyal. Thanks for the awesome recipe, something I would love to try and its a reminder on enjoying it soon.

  2. Actually adding fennel seeds while tempering is new to ne nithys. I always do with jeera..sounds goods.increases the favour of the curry.Super.

  3. Delicious and healthy poriyal.

  4. Delicious and comfort curry in this season !

  5. Vazhakkai poriyal looks so yummy and delicious...

  6. Yummy flavorful poriyal.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. yummy looking vazhakkai poriyal...perfect with rasam...

  8. very inviting vazhaikai poriyal :) perfect side for rasam and sambhar rice :)


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