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
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.


  1. looks delicious & very rich with flavours....

  2. looks very spicy and interesting

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

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

  5. wow!! superbly done!! yummmm..

  6. this recipe is new to me , thank you for sharing

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

  8. très appétissant et délicieux bravo
    bonne soirée

  9. Adding sambar powder sounds great,delicious

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

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  12. Delicious and tasty Curry Priya.

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

  14. looks delicious and colorful. must be tangy, yum!

  15. Delicious and tempting recipe..perfect with rice..

  16. Priya...this gravy looks so im loving it..

  17. Simply mouthwatering dear...salivating here! :)

  18. Lip smacking and so mouthwatering dish!!! Adding to the BIG list of bookmarked recipes from your blog!!!
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  19. Have never tried a kootu with vazhaikkai, this looks so good..

  20. The curry looks warming and very tasty!

  21. Looks so flavorful and delicious.

  22. this is a fabulous flavourful side dish

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


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