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Plantain Podimas Recipe in Tamil

May 08, 2018







Plantain Podimas/Vazhakkai Podimas is one of the traditional dishes in Southern Tamil Nadu. It is a simple yet healthy recipe prepared with raw bananas and does not require much oil or ingredients.


    3-4 raw banana, cooked
    1 tbsp oil
    1 tsp mustard seeds
    ½ tsp chana dal
    ½ tsp urad dal
    Curry leaves
    1 tsp Grated ginger
    1 tsp Roughly Chopped green chilies
    Hing dissolved in water
    Salt to taste
    ¼ cup Grated coconut
    Coriander leaves
    Lime juice- as required


In a pan, boil some water.
Add banana and cover and cook till it is cooked but firm.
Don’t over cook. Cool and peel.)
Mash coarsely and keep aside. (Alternatively, instead of boiling, you may pressure cook or steam the banana till cooked).
In a kadhai, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
Once it crackles, add chana dal and sauté.
When it starts to turn pink, add urad dal and sauté.
Add ginger, green chili, curry leaves, salt, and stir.
Add mashed banana, hing and mix well. Cover and cook for a minute.
Add coriander leaves and coconut.
Mix well and cook for a minute.
Remove from flame and add lime juice.
Mix and serve with roti, rice, and sambhar, or as required.

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Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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