Vazhakkai varuval

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Vazhakkai varuval is a spicy stir fry prepared with raw banana and other spices, which goes well with hot rice, sambar and appalam.

Vazhakkai varuval


      • 3 nos - Raw banana / vazhakkai (as shown in picture)
      • 11/2 tsp - Ginger garlic paste
      • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp - Red chilli powder (or add as needed)
      • 1 1/2 tsp - Coriander powder
      • 1 tbsp - Oil (i used olive oil)
      • Salt to taste


      • 2 tbsp - Oil
      • 1/4 tsp - Mustard seeds
      • 10 nos - Fresh curry leaves
      • 3 pinches - Asafoetida

Vazhakkai varuval process

Preparation method:

  1. Wash vazhakkai, remove the skin and chop them into thin circles as shown in the picture, set it aside.
  2. Take a mixing bowl, add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, oil and required salt, Mix well like a paste.
  3. Now marinate raw banana/ vazhakkai in the masala paste for 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a wide pan, Season with items given in the list for seasoning. Add marinated vazhakkai, cover with lid and roast until they are golden brown on both sides. Vazhakkai varuval is ready and serve with hot rice.

Vazhakkai varuval


  • Chop raw banana / vazhakkai in to thin circles not too thin or too thick.
  • You can increase or decrease the quantity of red chilli powder according to your spice level.

Vazhakkai varuval


  1. so u deep fry it or just saute and fry in little oil?

  2. Love it. My sister in law prepares it this way. I have tasted it and know how delicious it is. Very nice clicks.

  3. Lovely version. Instead of frying, roasting is healthier and has brought out a wonderful outcome.

  4. Neat presentation with lovely pictures Shanthi. Its lunch time here and looking at this pic my tummy is grumbling.

  5. Vazhakkai varuval looks perfect and yumm they make me drool

  6. Very crispy it with rasam rice :)

  7. my fav side with rasam and sambhar rice :) looks very very tempting and delicious dear :)

  8. Mouthwatering Dish..Perfect combo with rice and rasam

  9. So well made Shanthi looks evenly crisped up.

  10. just made it!yummy n tasty crispy snack!thank you!


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