Monday, July 9, 2012

GOING BANANAS - Vaazhaikkai Roast - Raw Banana Roasted Curry

There is usually a huge fanfare for  Urulaikizhangu / potato roast which tops the list of  all time favourite roasted curries. But I am sure that any one who tastes Vaazhaikkai roast is sure to fall for the texture and delicious taste of this yummy curry with a difference! 

Raw Bananas - 4 
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch 
Tamarind - the size of a marble 
Gingelly oil - 3 tbsps 
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp 
Black gram dal - 1/2 tsp 
Curry leaves - a few 
Sambar powder - 3tsps 
Salt - 2 1/2 tsps 
1. Peel and chop the bananas into big cubes. 
2. Cover with just enough water and cook along with tamarind and turmeric powder. The tamarind will disintegrate while cooking.

3. Drain the cooked banana if there is excess water and remove the tamarind fibers.
4. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. 
5. When it splutters add the black gram dal. 
6. When the dal turns into a golden colour add the curry leaves. 
7. Add the cooked banana cubes and stir well.


8. Stir in the sambar powder and salt. 

9. Roast on low flame stirring now and then. 

10. Switch off flame when the banana is roasted well  to your satisfaction.

Enjoy the sizzling Vaazhaikkai Roast with any rice or roti of your choice and do not forget the fresh ghee !

3 Post your Comments:

Leelagovind said...

new to me and it is tempting ..

Srimathi said...

Nothing to beat vaazhaikkai roast. I love it with smabar sadham.

Chandra said...

Very nice recipe. I am used to not cooking the vaazhaikkaai. But I will give this a try.

Peace :)