Thursday, March 24, 2011

Grated Raw Banana Curry(Vazhaikkai Podimas)

Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. The potassium found in bananas may also help to promote bone health. Potassium may counteract the increased urinary calcium loss caused by the high-salt diets, thus helping to prevent bones from thinning out at a fast rate. But one thing that needs to be remembered about banana is they are high in carbohydrates. So if you are on a low carb diet, plan your meal remembering the fact that banana is a significant carbohydrate source.

This is a very easy and traditional curry made in our home. Steam it, peel it, grate it, saute it, spice it. The curry is ready in few minutes. Try it out and let me know how you liked it.

Preparation Time - 25 Minutes

Cooking Time - 10 Minutes

Serves - 2


Raw Green Banana - 2

Salt - 1 Tsp or to taste

Coconut Oil - 2 Tsp

Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Tsp

Split Urad Dal - 1 Tsp

Asafoetida - pinch

Curry leaves - few

Curry Powder - 1 Tsp or to taste

Grated Coconut - 2 Tbsp


1) Wash, cut and steam the raw banana for 10 to 15 minutes till they are slightly tender. (You should be able to remove the peel).

2) Rinse it in cold water and slightly cool and then remove the peel.

3) After the bananas are cold to handle, using a vegetable grater, grate them and keep them aside.

4) Heat a pan, add a tsp of oil and once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. After the mustard seeds stop spluttering, add asafoetida, urad dal. Once the urad dal is slightly brown, add the curry leaves, grated raw banana, salt and curry powder and saute for few minutes.

5) Add the grated coconut, leave it in heat for 2-3 minutes and switch off and serve.

Note - You can add dry red chili also when tempering.


Priti said...

Nice recipe ..looks very gud

Treat and Trick said...

Such a healthy and yummy dish! Great clicks too....

Prathibha said...

Looks really yummy,never made banana this way

Swathi said...

Very tasty podimas, my aunt is really good in making them.

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so yummy and different too

Ms.Chitchat said...

Tasty looking podimas, I too prepare similary,love it with steamy rice and sambar,of course not to miss the pappadam.

Priya said...

My fav podimas, love with rasam..yumm..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Looks absolutely mouthwatering and lip smacking dish...mmmm...yum..

Padma said...

Simple and easy podimas... perfect with hot rice and sambar.

Vidhya said...

This look so yummy.Never had it this way.

Miriam said...

I love this already! You come up with the best stuff! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwww. Looks so tempting and perfect.. awesome clicks too.. First time here.. Lovely blog with amazing recipes.. thanks for sharing !!.. keep posting :)

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Smita said...

new way to cook banana for me... looks delicious!!


My fav....Me too used to cook this often...

Looks so tempting and colorful clicks..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Lovely recipe...looks delicious....
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