Saturday, December 8, 2012

Raw Banana Tangy Gravy/Vazhakkai Puli Kootu

After potatoes, raw bananas are one of my favourite veggies, i never failed to get them from Indian groceries even sometimes its really very hard to get super fresh raw bananas. My last trip to Indian groceries was simply awesome, i brought back home super fresh  veggies especially raw bananas and immediately cooked one of my favourite kootu with this veggies. When the weather is too chilled and if you feel like having something comforting, this rawa banana kootu will definitely satsify your tastebuds.

This tangy gravy goes awesome with rice and fried papads, i can survive for many days with this fingerlicking gravy. They tastes even more better after a day and this gravy goes for lentils,raw banana and spices.This gravy is usually made either with toor dal or channa dal but my choice is channadal here. This kootu goes grated coconut while tempering which gives a wonderful flavour to this dish. Since this gravy will turn thick, you can serve them very well as side dish to curd rice. Sending this gravy to my own event CWS-Channadal.


1/4cup Channadal
2nos Raw banana (cubed)
1no Tamarind (gooseberry size)
1tsp Sambhar powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt
Water
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
1/2tsp Channadal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tbsp Grated coconut
Few curry leaves

Pressure cook the channadal with enough water and keep aside.

Cook the cubed raw banana pieces with sambhar powde,turmeric powder and salt with enough water.

Meanwhile extract the tamarind juice from the tamarind piece.

Add this tamarind extract,cooked and mashed channa dal to the cooked raw banana pieces,cook everything in simmer until the gravy turns thick.

Lets splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal,channadal,hing,add the grated coconut and curry leaves,fry until they turns brown.

Add this tempered spiced to the kootu and bring it to boil.

Serve hot with rice or as side dish with curd rice.

31 comments:

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and this is interesting.

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my! the curry looks yum!

Amy said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious & very rich with flavours....

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy tangy gravy!!!
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Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

looks very spicy and interesting
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Rev said... Reply To This Comment

let me get some steamed rice & applam to go with it. whtsay? ;)

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

looks so good we make something similar I learnt from my mum in law

divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow!! superbly done!! yummmm..

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome and colorful.

sara's TASTY BUDS said... Reply To This Comment

this recipe is new to me , thank you for sharing

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

yum yum raw banana curry ...
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Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

Vazhakkai kootu, very interesting...love this tangy , spicy n flavorful curry!! Thanks for sharing!!

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

très appétissant et délicieux bravo
bonne soirée

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Adding sambar powder sounds great,delicious

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

I usually make roast or curry with vazhakai.. never added it to puli kuzhambu kind of dish... Looks delicious.

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Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and tasty Curry Priya.

Biny's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

priya thats new and interestg

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and inviting dear

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Hi sis curry looks so flavorful and delicious...luv the tangy flavor.
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious and colorful. must be tangy, yum!

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and tempting recipe..perfect with rice..

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Priya...this gravy looks so delicious...wow im loving it..

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yumm n tangy

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Simply mouthwatering dear...salivating here! :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Lip smacking and so mouthwatering dish!!! Adding to the BIG list of bookmarked recipes from your blog!!!
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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Have never tried a kootu with vazhaikkai, this looks so good..

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

The curry looks warming and very tasty!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so flavorful and delicious.

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

this is a fabulous flavourful side dish

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

I love raw bananas too and always look for them when I go to Indian grocery stores. Curry looks delicious.