Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Vazhakkai Puli Kuzhambu - Raw Banana Curry

Vazhakkai Puli Kuzhambu - Raw Banana Curry, today I am here with yet another puli kuzhambu recipe. In South India, we make kuzhambu/curry almost every day for rice. We use different vegetables to make this kuzhambu/curry. So, here I have shown one such option to make. Generally, we make this kuzhambu along with dry fish. Vazhakka and Karuvadu make a wonderful combination. But here, I have just showed the curry using only raw banana.

Vazhakkai Puli Kuzhambu - Raw Banana Curry

Preparation Time : 15 Minutes | Cooking Time : 30 Minutes | Serves : 4

Vazhakkai / Raw Banana - 1 No.
Shallots - 10 to 15 No.
Garlic - 10 cloves
Tomato - 2 No.
Tamarind - Goose berry size
Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Gingelly Oil - 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste

To Grind
Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup.
Shallots - 2 No.
Garlic - 2 cloves
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Chili Powder - 1 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp.

1. Keep all the ingredients ready for making Vazhakkai Puli Kuzhambu
a. Peel the shallots and garlic and roughly chop them.
b. Roughly chop the tomatoes.
c. Soak the tamarind in warm water for 15 minutes.
d. Peel the skin and cut the raw banana / vazhakkai into medium sized cubes and soak it in water till cooked.
2. Take a blender and add all the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' section and grind it to a fine paste. Add required water while grinding. Keep the ground paste aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the shallots, garlic and curry leaves. Saute till the onion turns soft. Now add the cubed raw banana / vazhakkai.
4. Saute the raw banana for 2 minutes and then add the chopped tomatos.
5. After adding tomatoes, saute it till the tomatoes become soft. Now add salt and turmeric powder and give it a nice mix.
6. Add required amount of water to cook the raw banana and allow it boil. Once the raw banana is half cooked add the ground masala paste and mix well.
7. Allow the curry to cook till the raw banana is well cooked. Note: Do not over cook the raw banana as it will break easily.

Vazhakkai Puli Kuzhambu - Raw Banana Curry is ready to serve. Enjoy with hot steamed rice.

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