Friday, August 16, 2013

Vazhaikkai / Raw Banana Fry

                                                 Only Vazhaikkai Poriyal and Podimas were the recipes passed on to me from my family. This Vazhaikkai Fry became the favourite of our children after it was tasted during a lunch, two decades ago,at Ms. Suganthi's house, a long time acquaintance of me.

                                       This Fry differs from the Poiyal, in the sense that coconuts are used in the Poriyal whereas in the Fry, onions are used instead of the coconut and little more oil is also used.

                                       Vazhaikkai Fry goes well with Sambar and Rasam. Poriyal is more suitable for Vathakuzhambu and other spicy gravies.

Vazhaikkai Fry

Ingredients :

Raw Banana                 2
Big Onion                     1
Chilly Powdwer             1 tsp.
Rice / Besan Flour       1 tbsp.
Oil 2 tbsp.
Mustard, Curry leaves, Turmeric Powder

Method   :

1. Finely slice the onions or just cut it into two pieces and crush them using a mortar.
   The big pieces of onions can also be crushed in the mixi in one or two seconds.
   There is a slight variation in the taste when the onions are crushed. So each way
   can be tried during two occasions.

2. Heat the oil in a tawa, add the mustard,curry leaves and later the onions.Saute well.

3. Once the onions turn golden brown,add the sliced raw bananas and add enough water
    to get the vegetable cooked.Add salt and Turmeric Powder. Keep stirring in between.

4. When the vegetables are almost cooked, add the Chilly Powder and Rice or Besan
    flour.Mix well and fry on a low fire for 8 to 10 mins. The tasty and crispy Vazhaikkai Fry

Note :

Rice Flour gives crispness but Besan Flour enhances the taste.So depending on the availability or preference, any one flour can be used.

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