Spicy vazhakkai fry

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Spicy vazhakkai fry is a blend of raw plantain and freshly ground coconut masala. It is simple dish that can be prepared in a jiffy.

Spicy vazhakkai fry


      • 2 nos – Raw plantain/Vazhakkai (peel and chop into big cubes)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 1/2 tbsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves
      • Salt as needed

For grinding:

      • 3 tbsp – Coconut grated
      • 1/4 tsp – Fennel seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 2 or 3 nos – Dry red chillies
      • 1/2 inch – Ginger

Spicy vazhakkai fry process

Spicy vazhakkai fry

Preparation method:

  1. Boil the chopped plantains in a cup of water, along with a pinch of turmeric and salt and cook till they turn soft. Approximately it takes about 5-6min to cook. Do not over cook it.
  2. Grind items given “for grinding” to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, season with mustard seeds, split black gram, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  4. Then add cooked raw plantain, ground masala paste along with required salt, cook them for 5-6 mins over a low flame or until raw smell goes and gets dried enough. Serve hot with white rice and sambar.

Spicy vazhakkai fry


  1. Hi Shanthi,

    Vaalaikai fry looks Delicious!!!

    Keep on Dear:)


  2. Looks so spicy n yummy.. Perfect for curd rice

  3. My son's Favourite vegetable! Presented nicely I like the last snap so nice!

  4. Salivating here, such an irresistible fry..

  5. like that monkey staring at banana fry :)

  6. That looks absolutely gorgeous my friend what a delicious side :)
    sesame seeds
    fennel seeds


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