Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Vazhakkai Podimas

#BananaStirFry  #VazhakkaiPodimas : If you say the word podimas then immediately potato comes before your eyes. Potato podimas is a very special Tamil recipe with boiled potato. It is actually a stir fry of boiled potato with onion and other condiments. It is very easy to prepare and liked by all. Moreover it goes well with rice as well as tiffins like dosai, chappathy, poori, toasted bread, etc.,...

This podimas is also prepared with boiled vazhakkai [ #rawbanana ]. This is also as good as potato podimas.

Let me present the method of preparation.

Vazhakkai Podimas [ Banana Stir Fry ]

Ingredients :
Vazhakkai (raw banana)                       : 1
Turmeric powder                                  : 1 pinch
Salt                                                        : 1/2 tsp
Coconut scrapings                                 : 1 tblsp
Onion thinly chopped                            : 1 small sized

For tempering :
Mustard seeds                                   : 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal                                          : 1/2 tsp
Red chilly (break into small  pieces)      : 2 
Red chilly powder                               : 1/4 tsp (adjust to taste)
Cooking oil                                        : 1 tsp

Method :
Take peeled vazhakkai in a wide mouthed vessel.
Fill water to completely cover vazhakkai.

Add salt and turmeric powder.
Cook vazhakkai 3 to 4 minutes. It is enough to cook till it is three fourths done. Do not overcook because it has to be grated using a carrot grater.

Take out from the vessel and grate using a carrot grater.

Now keep a kadai over slow flame with a tsp of oil. 
Splutter mustard. then add broken red chilly pieces and asafoetida.
And then add urad dhal.
Once urad dhal turns to golden brown color, add chopped onions and a pinch of turmeric powder.
Saute well.
If needed add red chilly powder at this stage. Then add grated vazhakkai.

Stir well for few seconds. Then close the kadai with a lid for a minute.
Adjust salt to taste.
Now add grated coconut and mix well.

Vazhakkai Podimas [ Banana Stir Fry ]

Now the podimas is ready.

Vazhakkai Podimas [ Banana Stir Fry ]

A very good side dish for sambar rice & rasam rice.

Other recipes you might like to try

Mullangi [ radish ] keerai poriyal Murungaikeerai thuvatal Urulaikizhangu [ Potato ] podimaas Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili [ Cluster Beans Lentil Masala Curry ] Mullangi paruppu Poriyal [ Radish lentil Stir Fry ]