Easy Vaazhakkai Pan Fry

Vaazhakkai / Raw Banana is rich in fiber, good for diabetes and an excellent source of vitamins.

This Vaazhakkai fry is a simple recipe that can be made on a busy day. It’s easy yet yummy and is a favorite dish for my kids !!

Ingredients (Serves 2 to 3)

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 – 15 mins
  • Raw Banana / Vaazhakkai – 2 small
  • Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Groundnut Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Dried Red Chilli – 2
  • Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  • Split urid dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  • Chop the Vaazhakai into small pieces and immerse in water till use.
  • Drain water from the Vaazhakai and add it to the pan. Give a stir.
  • In a pan, add oil and when hot temper with mustard, dried red chilli, split urid dal and curry leaves.
  • Now add all the spice powders with salt and mix well to coat the Vaazhakai well with them.
  • Close and cook for 2 minutes in low flame.
  • Open and stir again, adding little oil if needed and close.
  • Once Vaazhakkai is cooked, fry in medium flame in open pan.
  • Continue frying till the Vaazhakai is roasted as much as you need.
  • Serve the Vaazhakai fry with rice.

We had Curd Rice and Vaazhakai fry and it was simply yummmmm !!!!

Key points

  • Make sure to cover and cook in low flame initially.
  • You can replace coriander powder, red chilli powder with sambar powder as well.

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