Raw bananas can be cooked in many different ways. It can be steamed, boiled, fried, mashed or curried along with coconut. However way it is cooked, it is very delicious to eat.
Apart from the deliciousness, it is very healthy too. Raw bananas are rich in vitamins, potassium and dietary fibre. It has low sugar content too. It is very good for maintaining the health of heart.
Let us see one way of cooking them – Vazhakkai Varuval. Varuval means shallow fry or stir fry in Tamil. This is the easiest and tastiest recipe.
This goes well with sambhar and rice, rasam and rice, curd rice, lemon rice etc….
- Vazhakkai( plantain)- 1 big or 2 normal size
- Garlic- 3 cloves
- Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
- Coriander powder- 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
- Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp
- Curry leaves- 15 to 20
- Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Urad dal- 1 tsp
- Salt- as needed.
- You can increase or decrease the spice by adjusting the quantity of red chilli powder.