Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hawaii Plantain and Indian fry, Vazhaikkai varuval

 Vazhaikkai varuval - Unripe banana roast


Ingredients:
Unripe Banana - 2
Oil - 2 tbsp
Fennel - 1 tsp
Curry leaf - 1 sprig
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro (chopped) - 2 tbsp


Method:
Peel the banana.
Cube it.
Start cooking immediately to retain the white color.
Heat 2 tbsp peanut oil (any cooking oil) in a wok.
Add 1 tsp fennel.
As fennel gets red, add the chopped banana along with curry leaf.
Add turmeric , salt. Stir well.
Reduce flame.
Cook covered for 10 minutes.
Open and check if it is almost cooked.
Then add the red chili powder, cumin powder, hing. Mix well.
Cook covered in low heat for 5 minutes.
If it is Nenthrankai (Kerala plantain), then add 2 tbsp water to cook. Other bananas won't require water to cook.
Open the lid. Switch off.
Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and stir well.
Vazhaikkai varuval is ready !

Serving suggestion:
Serve as side dish with sambar rice or any less spicy rice like lemon rice.

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தேவையான பொருட்கள் :
வாழைக்காய் - 2
எண்ணெய்  - 2 tbsp
சோம்பு  - 1 tsp
கறிவேப்பிலை - 1 sprig
மஞ்சள் தூள் - 1/2 tsp
தூள் உப்பு  - 1 tsp
மிளகாய் தூள்  - 1/2 tsp
பெருங்காயத்தூள்  - சிறிதளவு 
சீரக தூள்  - 1/4 ட்ஸ்ப்
கொத்தமல்லி இலை- 2 tbsp





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