This recipe uses Vazhakkai (raw plantain) know for its fiber and carbohydrate. It is a poriyal (side dish) and goes with sambar rice, rasam rice etc. It is simple recipe and tastes deliciously. Let us see how to do vazhakkai podimas recipe


  • Raw banana big size 2 or medium 3 or small 4-5
  • Green chilies 2 chopped
  • 1.5 inch Ginger piece grated
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urid dal 1 spoon
  • Gram dal 1 spoon
  • Asafoetida to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut grated 1 cup
  • Lemon juice just to taste (optional)


Steam boil raw banana to just done, peel the skin, when cool grate it and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, when it splutters add curry leaves, urid and gram dals, asafoetida, green chilli, ginger and fry for a 1-2 minutes.

Add grated banana and stir well but loosely add salt to taste and add grated coconut again mix well.

Remove from fire and when serving add lemon juice and mix well and serve.

It goes well with traditional rice items like sambar, rasam, dal rice etc.

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