Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vazhakkai (Raw Banana) Malli Kuzhambu

Diwali is around, hope everyone is cooking, frying and purchasing... with all those frying ,tempting savouries and sweets, i felt like having something tangy and that too with raw banana, i prepared this kuzhambu for our lunch after making out a huge box of murukkus, needless to say how i enjoyed having this tangy kuzhambu simply with roasted papads, nothing will beat this delicious combination... Its such a real comfort food and this gravy tastes too delicious even after a day, i used gingelly oil for making out this gravy and this gravy is simply prepared with masala based with coriander seeds, fennel seeds, grated coconut, peppercorns, fenugreek seeds,cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and cloves..Needless to say that this kuzhambu tastes marvellous with hot steaming rice topped with ghee..



2nos Raw Banana (chopped)
2nos Onions (diced)
1no Tomato(chopped)
2cups Tamarind extract
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/4cup Gingelly oil
5nos Curry leaves

To Grind:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp fennel seeds
1tsp Fenugreek seeds
2nos Cloves
1no Cinnamon stick
1/4cup Grated coconut

Dry roast all ingredients from the list 'To Grind' and grind everything as fine paste with enough water...Heat the gingelly oil and add the fenugreek seeds, let them fry, immediately add the diced onions, chopped tomatoes, curry leaves and saute everything until the onions turns transculent, add the raw banana pieces, stir for few minutes, now stir in the grounded paste and cook everything in simmer for few minutes..Add the tamarind extract with red chilly powder,salt to the cooking veggies..

Cook until the oil gets separates and the gravy turns thick..Enjoy with hot steaming rice with papads!!!

31 comments:

  1. Wow!Looks like one of those Kurma curries..Delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Woo!! Looks very yummy!! I also love tangy curries.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very interesting masala for tamarind base gravy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well priya, Before starting let me tell u......Im shocked by the number of ur posts made in one year!!!!!!!its more than 700!!!....Yes, u really shocked the hell out of me!!....Its really difficult to keep up with ur posts and i wonder how u do it so??!!....Really...It's like u r on a 100 metres race...so fast
    So u cook it everyday and post it as u cook or u have them all in ur drafts, thats cooked long back???

    Well, that curry looks delicious......I loved that texture and colour..

    I have few awards and tag in my blog.please collect it....
    Hugs,
    shabs...

    ReplyDelete
  5. HI priya..the curry looks yum..i love spicy and tangy curries..btw congrats for the posting rate :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I made dayb4 sterday raw banana puli kuzhambu,I always love these over sambhar :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Recipe is really delicious. Coming to think of it -- I haven't seen vazhakkai's in our market at Syndey ..and not even in the Indian store! Have to keep my eyes open now!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Mademoiselle, I'll catch a flight to Paris and come straight to your house! The kuzhambu looks delicious and alluring!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice kuzhambu...vazhakkai is one of my fav' veggie, but hardly find here...

    ReplyDelete
  10. looks so delightfully YUM!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My favourite veggie..Looks awesome priya..I did the same posting long back..but ur version sounds great..Next time will try this..Keep rocking dear!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow.. one of my favt kuzhambu priya.. It will taste like fish kuzhambu, i love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love these kind of tangy kuzhambus. It must be the ultimate comfort food after all that deep frying you did.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Never knew that we can prepare so many varieties wid raw banana

    ReplyDelete
  15. loved it...seems very yummy with rice...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Tangy kuzhambu s are allways take first place for me. this one looks so inviting priya yummmy recipe

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely gravy with a different way

    ReplyDelete
  18. nice recipe !! please collect your award from my blog

    ReplyDelete
  19. Vazhakkai is my fav. Kuzhambu looks so thicker and creamy. Thanku for this recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks friends for all ur encouraging words..

    Hi SHabs, thanks a lot for ur lovely words, am very happy to reply you too dear...I do cook everyday and post everyday, its very rare i'll have them in my drafts..Sorry for putting in trouble,lolz..

    ReplyDelete
  21. Banana curry............looks sooo yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very new recipe to me Priya.Looks great and a must try

    ReplyDelete
  23. வாழைக்காய் எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்.அதுல என்ன செய்தாலும் பிடிக்கும்.உங்க குழம்பு நல்லாயிருக்கு ப்ரியா!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi Priya,
    I tried Vazhakkai Malli Kuzhambu, it turned out very nice.Thankyou for the recipe. Everyday I am checking out your recipes and tried a few .Keep up the good work.

    Meena.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Priya, now a days I am looking for kulambus without coconut since I am not well and is under bedrest... I have saved this recipe and will be making it very soon..it sounds super delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Kuzhambu has always been my favourite.Your raw banana kuzhambu looks great .Well a new blogger .Do visit my blog .

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog n leaving ur valuable comments...Really am very thankful to u for taking time n reading my recipes.

Please note that any comments with seperate links to any external websites or blog events or advertisements may not be published. Thanks for understanding the same.