This simple raw plantain stir fry is the third dish in Blogging Marathon # 74, Week 1, Day 3, with the theme quick and easy stir fries.

Generally when I pick up raw plantain , I make balekaye upperi [chips] .Then one day I decided to make a curry with it.Mom makes a kind of mashed curry[podimas] or a grated stir fry.I did not prepare either of those but instead I made this very simple curry .It has a hint of ginger and I used Idli milagai podi to add flavor and texture to the stir fry.

It goes well with rasam rice / curd rice.

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Vazhakkai Porriyal | Simple Raw Plantain Stir Fry /Curry
A quick curry with raw plantain
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: PJ
  • 2 numbers Vazhakkai / Raw Plantain
  • 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Channa dal
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal split
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Milagai Podi
  • 2 tablespoons Grated coconut
  • Salt to taste
  1. Peel and cube the raw plantain

  2. Boil plenty of water in a pan and add the turmeric.

  3. Put in the chopped raw plantain .Cover and cook for about 10 minutes / till done. Check for doneness and drain.Keep aside the raw plantain and discard the water.

  4. Heat a pan with oil and add the mustard, channa dal, urad dal, curry leaves.

  5. Once the mustard pops and the dal turns brown, add the ginger and cook for a few seconds.

  6. Add the cooked plantain, red chili powder, idli milagai podi,salt.Mix well to coat.

  7. Cook for another minute and remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice


Step by step tutorial

Peel and chop the raw plantain

Heat water in a pan.Add the turmeric powder. Put in the chopped vegetable and cover and cool till tender. It should not become mushy though. Drain and keep aside.Discard the water.

Heat a pan with oil and put in mustard, channa dal, urad dal, curry leaves.Once the mustard pops and the dal turns brow, add the ginger paste and cook for a few seconds. Add the cooked vegetable, salt, red chili powder and mix well. Finally, add the grated coconut, give it a stir and remove from heat.


  • Instead of idli milagai podi, you can use any other masala or just increase the quantity of red chili powder.

6 thoughts on “Vazhakkai Porriyal | Simple Raw Plantain Stir Fry /Curry”

  1. My husband loves Vazhakai and so its a weekly affair at home. Love the idea of idli molaga podi. Will try it next time 🙂

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