Friday, January 17, 2014

Vazhaikkai Puttu

Vazhaikkai Puttu / Grated Plantain stir

This puttu is one of the tastiest of raw banana recipe. Best combination for Sambar, and Rasam rice.
Learned from my mom and we used to call this as vazhaikkai puttu some will be calling it as podimas.


Raw banana: 2 nos (Medium)
onion - 1/4(if you use 2 or 3 pearl onions, ti gives the best taste)
Green chili -1
oil -to temper
mustard seeds and urad daal - 1 tea spoon
curry leaves - a few
salt - as per taste
Grated coconut _ 2 tea spoon (optional)


1. Cut the edges of raw banana and boil them in a pan

2. When they turn black on one side, turn it. Let it change color on all the sides. (do not over cook)
3. Remove the veg from boiling water and let it cool down.
4. Peel off the skin and grate it with grater.

5. Pre-heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, urad daal, curry leaves
6. Add finely chopped onions and green chili and saute until the onions turn golden brown.

7. Add Grated veg, and required salt to it and saute gently.. Do not mash.
8. when veg is mixed well with onions, add grated coconut and switch off the flame.

Ready to serve with Sambar or Rasam for Rice.

Linking this recipe to Lets cook with green

South Indian cooking hosted by Nandoos Kitchen  and organized by Anu

sending this recipe to cook and share what you like event

Walk Through memory lane Jan- 2014 of Gayathri's Cookspot

dish-it-out- Side Dishes hosted by Sathya Priya, organized by vardhini@ cooks joy  


  1. Very healthy puttu and an innovative recipe. Thanks for linking it to my event. Looking for more wonderful recipes from you.

    1. Thank you Nandoo..

      Will try to post more by this weekend.. :)

  2. This recipe looks really delicious I have plantain so will try it. Inviting you to send this to Flavours of the world grand finale event at

    1. Thank you Nayna. Sure I will post these recipes for Flavours of the world event. Thank you for letting me know. :)

  3. Puttu looks very inviting.. Nice click..

  4. lovely vazhakkai puttu looks so inviting, thanks for visiting me and so glad to hop here :)

    1. Thank you priya. Do visit often and support :)

  5. One of my favourite recipe...Inviting recipe dear

  6. Yumm..You jus explained the recipe clearly with step wise clicks.. Vazhaikka is my fav :) havn't tried puttu using this ingredient. ll try it soon.
    Here i nominated you for the Liebster Award