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Vazhakkai Poriyal, Raw banana poriyal

Vazhakkai Poriyal is an easy to make side dish made with the raw banana or the plantain. Spiced with the garlic chili paste, this is one dish that you should not miss. 
Course Side Dish, Vegetarian Side Dishes
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword raw banana poriyal, valakkai poriyal, vazhakkai poriyal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 159kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 2 raw banana cut into small cubes

For chili garlic paste

  • 1 pod garlic (small ones)
  • 2 tsp red chili powder

For tempering

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chili

Other Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder


Preparing the chili garlic paste

  • Grind together the garlic and chili powder in stone pestle or in a mixie. Set aside this paste.

Cooking the raw banana poriyal

  • Heat oil and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start spluttering add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, dry chili. Fry for a minute.
  • Add the raw banana, salt, and turmeric powder. Stir well until all the moisture is absorbed. Cook until the banana is almost done, stirring occasionally. 
  • Next, add in the chili garlic paste. Fry well till all the masala is coated with the banana.
  • Cook on low heat till the banana is fully cooked. Remove from heat and serve hot. 



  1. Cut the raw banana into small cubes and soak them immediately in water. 
  2. Cook on low to medium heat for best flavor and taste. 
  3. It's best to prepare the chili garlic paste fresh every time. 


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.9g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 4.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 10.3g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.6mg