Friday, March 26, 2010

Vazhaikai / Plaintain Podimas


Vazhaikai / Plaintain - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chilles - 2-3 chopped
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Assafetida - 1/4 tsp
Ginger - 1 tsp chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

Cut plaintain into halves and cook till tender with enough water.  You can also presure cook it for 3 -4 whistles. Let it cool, peel the skin and grate it. 
Heat oil in a pan splutter mustard seeds.  Add urad dal and fry till golden brown.
Now add the green chillies, curry leaves, ginger and asafetida.  Add the grated plaintain, turmeric powder, salt and gently mix.  Make sure not to mush the plaintain while mixing.
Cook for 2 minutes. Add the coconut and lemon juice and mix well.


  1. Wow! very tasty dish..haven't prepared it for ages..

  2. yum, yum!! looks so delicious :)

  3. lovely it more than any other kind of podimas!

  4. This is a much loved dish in our home. I make it without a few of the ingredients, especially the lemon juice.

  5. Hi, this is so simple yet tasty dish, beautiful pic too...

  6. My favourite side dish with rasam..looks awesome..

  7. I love this as an accompaniment to sambar rice :):)

  8. i love this..have to make it soon..looks yumm..

  9. looks tempting! never tried it..

  10. My mom makes this often and I love it though her version has onions and no lemon juice

  11. never knew plantains could be made this way - looks like poha, but am sure will taste divine! dying to try it out... thoroughly enjoyed going through ur blog!

  12. I prepare it often and like it very much

  13. wow! its my favorite one!

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  14. Haven't made this in a while, you've inspired me with these pictures!


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