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Jun 15, 2011

Raw Red Banana Roast/Sev Vazhalai Varuval

               For the first time i tried recipe with Raw Red Banana(Sev Vazhai).My H bought Red banana which was raw and doesn't have any symptom to ripe even after 10 days .So i wanted to do some experiment with it.So i tried roast with boiled raw red bananas.To make it more interesting and yummy i tried adding Pitali Podi to it.I came to know this flavorful spice powder recipe from Nisha's Potato Pitali Roast...I liked that spice powder recipe so i bookmarked it and tried with this red banana..result was awesome ,very flavorful goes well with any variety rice,rasam sadham etc.We had this with Arisi Paruppu Sadham ..

  1. Raw Red Banana   2 no.s
  2. Onion   1/2 (sliced)
  3. Curry leavs    few
  4. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  5. Urad dal   1/2 tbsp
  6. Hing   a pinch
  7. Oil    1 tbsp
For spice Powder
  1. Oil    1/2 tsp
  2. Hing   1/4 tsp(i used hing powder)
  3. Chana dal   1 tbsp
  4. Dry red chillies    4 no.s
  5. Coriander seeds   2 tbsp
  6. Dry grated coconut   2 tbsp
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan,add chana dal,red chillies,coriander seeds fry them lightly in medium heat.
  • Then add hing powder and fry well and lastly ad coconut powder and stir well and roast them for a minute and remove from the stove.
  • Cool completely and grind it to a little coarse powder and keep aside.
  • Pressure cook the raw red bananas with a pinch of salt .(do not over cook or too mushy)
  • Once the bananas get cooked,Peel the skin and cut the bananas in to bite size strips and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok,add the tempring ingredients and fry the urad dal till turns light bown and add hing,curry leaves and onions.
  • Saute the onions for a minute and add boiled cut bananas ,pinch of turmeric powder and enough salt.
  • Stir everything well and add about 2 tbsp of spice powder and fry them for 2-3 minutes or till turn lightcrisp .
  • Thats it..serve as a accompaniment for any rice varieties.

I am sending this recipe to the event Healing Foods-Banana by Kirthi of Kirthis Kitchen and Siri of Cooking with Siri.


  1. yummy yum fry..Is it plantain or is there another variety called red banana??

  2. Thanx sangee..that was a new learning to me n an innovative recipe to your blog!

  3. Delicious looking fry dear. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Did not know that we can actually make a curry with red bananas. Thanks for sharing this recipe dear.

  5. never saw rawred banana...but it looks yummy...

  6. yumm ! good combo with curd rice :)

  7. Konjam intha pakkama oru parcel anupidunga, love this varuval with curd rice..delicious!

  8. செவ்வாழையில் வறுவலா...ம்ம்ம் சூப்பர்ர்ர்!!

  9. nice interesting recipe .... looks delicious .......

  10. wow new and innovative side dish.:-)want to try this red banana poriyal.:-)


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