Thursday, May 9, 2013

Vazhakkai podimas | Plantain stirfry

I always like podimas in plantain rather than fry. the fry becomes dry if there is less oil. So I always prefer this, I love when my mom cooks vazhakkai podimas. The plantains should be steamed correctly to grate. If you over cook the plantains, simply mash in hands. 

  • Plantains/Vazhakkai - 2
  • Onion - 1, medium, finely chopped
  • Coconut - 1 tbsp, grated
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

To temper:
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Green chilly - 2, finely chopped
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp


Put 1 inch of water in a heavy pot, then put the steamer basket inside the pot bring to boil. Add plantains and cover until they are tender, say 7 minutes. After it cools down, Peel the skin, it will come as like the ripe banana. I love this step :). Grate the plantain and keep aside. In a wide pan, add all the ingredients given to temper.
After the mustard splutters, add chopped onions and fry till the onions are translucent. Then add the grated plantains. Fry for 2 minutes, do not over mix. Switch off. Add the grated coconut and lemon juice.
Serve with rice or as you like.


DivyaGCP said...

Looks super delicious.. One of my favorite side dish

Maayeka said...

loved this to me..

Flavors of Indian Kitchen said...

Looking Good..

Flavors of Indian Kitchen said...

Looking Good..

Hema said...

Wow, I like the way you have grated the vazhakkai..

Cathleen said...

Wow, what a fantastic looking dish! I would love to try this!

divya said...

Looks absolutely delish! Drooling over here! :)

Mahi said...

nice podimas!

Apu said...

That looks too good! Love to eat it with rotis!

Peggy G. said...

These look delicious!

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