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Aug 8, 2011

Vazhakkai Varuval - Chettinad Style

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Coming to today's recipe -Vazhakkai varuval chettinad style, actually this is a chettinad chicken varuval recipe. I changed this to a vegetarian varuval with Vazhakkai. So spicy n flavorful varuval. Adjust the spices to your taste..All I can say that this is a must try recipe :) So good with any variety rice or Rice with just sambar/Rasam.
  1. Vazhakkai/Plaintain   1 no.(sliced)
  2. Onion   1 medium(sliced or cut in length wise)
  3. Dry red chillies   2 no.s(broken)
  4. curry leaves   1 twig
  5. Pepper powder    to taste
  6. Salt    to taste
  7. Oil   1 tbsp
For Marination
  1. Lemon    1/2 
  2. Curd     1 tbsp
  3. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  4. Red chilli powder    1 and 1/2tsp
  5. Coriander seeds    1 and 1/2 tsp
  6. Pepper corns     10 no.s
  7. Ginger   2" piece
  8. Garlic   3 cloves
  9. Fennel seeds    1 tsp
  10. Cumin seeds   1 tsp
  • Wash and cut the vazhakkai in to slices.
  • Grind all the ingredients under " for marination" from turmeric to cumin seeds to a fine paste n keep aside.
  • Now take a wide bowl,add vazhakkai slices,ground paste ,lemon juice n curd mix everything well and rest it for at least 15 - 20 minutes.
  • After that, heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds n allow to splutter then add curry leaves,red chillies n onion,saute for 1 minute.
  • Then add the marinated vazhakkai slices and cook in low-medium heat till the raw smell leaves n the vazhakkai turns light crisp.Lastly add some pepper powder and fry for few minutes .
  • Thats it ..spicy n tasty vazhakkai varuval is ready .

Do not cook covered.Don't add water also it gets cooked with the marinated moisture itself.
adjust spices according to your taste n need.You can also try this varuval with any veg like potato,broccoli,cauliflower,taro root etc.
I used 1 medium vazhakkai/raw green banana.i didn't use curry leaves( not in hand) but i mentioned gives nice flavor n taste n as for chettinad dishes curry leaves are must . 


  1. I am drooling looking at the picture!!!

  2. Thats really a lovely recipe. Looks tempting. All chettinad recipes are my favorite.


  3. Thank you Priya n Uma..thats so quick..very sweet of u buddies :)

  4. that looks so spicy ,crispy and yummy...

  5. sangee I always listen to this chattinad what is this? is it a place?
    btw the fry looks yummm!!!!

  6. Any chettinad dishes make a spicy and yummy accompaniment and this is one too...

  7. Varuval looks to be amazingly delicious and tasty. Great preparation.

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  8. my fav combo is onion sambar with spicy vazhakai fry...Mmmm excellent version dear..:)
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  9. love these kin dof fry recipes....

  10. I recently posted Chettinad potatoes Sangee. Vazhakai varuval looks so inviting.

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  11. spicy, tasty dish...just drooling over the pics..:)

  12. vazhakkai varuval looks very yummy and its tempting a lot.;-)great

  13. looks really tempting.. haven't tried this one.. I have more number of recipes in your space to try , not getting enough time :-(

  14. Love Chettinad style curries...this looks awesome

  15. Very tempting varuval,luks delicious...

  16. always love the chettinad style...varuval looks very tempting...

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  18. vazhakkai looks great dear! nice pics :)

  19. Vazhakai is my favorite favorite favorite.. This spicy dish will be perfect with sambar sadam.. yum yum :)

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  20. I love raw banana so so much but see unfortunate that my hubby hates this veggie..but see i hv decided that i am going to make it because the clicks r making me so tempting ..

  21. I have started loving Chettinad cooking and this is such a great one to add to the list :)



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