Vazhakai Podimas

I came to New Jersey to catch up with my childhood friend for her wedding anniversary. We went to the Bridgewater Venkateswara temple and headed to Dosa Grill for lunch. So today, we decided to have a lovely home cooked meal. I decided to teach her the Vazhakai Podimas, a spicy and delicious Sunday special.

Two large raw bananas
Mustard seeds
Channa dal
Chilli powder
Curry leaves
Urad dal
Cooking oil
Shredded coconut (optional)
Juice of lime

Dry powder
Channa dal
Urad dal
Coriander seeds

Dry red chillies
Pepper corns

1. Halve the raw bananas, cut the stem and pressure cook them with their skin for one whistle along with turmeric and salt .
2. Peel the skin and mash or grate the bananas.
3. Roast the dry powder ingredients and make a dry powder.
4. In a wok, heat oil and splutter mustard, cumin, dry red chillies, chenna and urad dal and curry leaves.
5. Add the grated bananas and add hing, turmeric, chilli powder and the dry powder.
6. Turn it well and let it cook for a few minutes.
7. Remove from stove and garnish with juice of lime and shredded coconut. 


Jayanth said…
Nice tasty recepie Sowmya...I love this dish and have been missing this from the time I came to the US of A
AquaM said…
:) Thanks da
Saravanan said…
Hey Sowmya .. U missed step 8 , eat it...great dish only Sowmya can mae "such a difficult" one

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