May 06, 2020

Raw Banana Tangy Curry (Vazhaikai Puli Kootu)

This is a traditional Tamil Brahmin Side dish made with vazhaikkai / Raw Banana, Lentils, Fresh Spices and Roasted Coconut. A delicious side dish for steamed rice and no doubt that once you make this side dish you start loving it......

  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients for making Raw banana Tangy Curry:

  • Raw Bananas 4
  • Pressure cooked Thur dal from 3 tb spoons of thur dal
  • Chana dal 2 tb spoons
  • Green chillies slitted 2
  • Tamarind juice from a small lemon size tamarind 100 ml
  • Sambhar Powder 2 tea spoons
  • Grated Coconuted 2 tb spoons
  • Hing powder 1/4 tea spoon
  • Coconut oil 2 tea spoons
  • Mustard seeds,cumin seeds and urad dal for seasoning
  • Curry leaves
How to make Raw Banana Tangy Curry?
Cut the bananas in to cubes and keep aside.

Soak chana dal in water for 30 minutes
Dry roast the coconut to light golden brown colour and keep aside
Now heat a pan with 3 cups of water.Add the soaked chana dal into it. Allow it to boil for 5 minutes.Add the chopped bananas into it with salt and turmeric powder.
When the bananas are half cooked add the tamarind juice, Green chillies, Hing powder and Sambhar powder into it.
Wait till the raw smell goes and the veggies become soft.
Add some water to the boiled thurdal and pour it inot the boiling stuff. 

When the gravy thickens add the roasted coconut and do the seasoning.
Garnish with curry leaves.
A bit of jagerry can also be added for more taste.


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