Vazhakkai Varuval / Plantain Fry

April 2nd 2011 is going to be a memorable day in every Indian's life, Yes, This is the day, our team has won the WORLD CUP.  Me and Savi ,we were in Saras house to watch the finals , o man, what a match, what a perfect way to reach the target with a six ( 6 ....) Seriously, it was a nail biting experience and we were on high when Dhoni hit the last ball with a six.. Thanks to Almighty for making this happen.. Really , the winning moment, had brought tears in everyone's eye... Chak De India..

Ingredients :

Plantain -- 2 nos.
Salt -- to taste
Oil -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tsp

For tempering :

Oil -- as needed
Hing -- a pinch
Mustard seeds  -- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -- a sprig
Urad dal -- 1/4 tsp

To grind :

Onion -- 1/4 cup
Garlic -- 2 cloves
Fennel seeds -- 1 tsp
Dry red chillies -- 3 nos. ( acc to taste )
Corn flour / Rice flour / Besan flour -- 2 tsp ( any flour of ur choice ) (optional)

Method :
  • Peel the skin of the plantain and half boil along with turmeric powder , salt and oil.
  • Meanwhile , grind the items given to a fine paste adding very little water.
  • Heat a pan adding oil and pour in the ground paste. Stir the paste over medium flame and arrange the half boiled slices on the top of the masala. Slow cook the plantain for 3 minutes on one side / until it turns golden brown and flip to the next side.
  • Again slow cook the plantain till it turns crispy and cooked and the raw smell disappears.
  • Seperately heat another  pan adding oil and do the tempering in the folllowing order -- hing , mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
  • Add the seasoning masala's on the plantain and combine well. Serve with rice.
Note :
  • Adding flour in the masala is totally optional. I like adding besan flour , U may add rice / Corn flour to make the fry extra crsipy.
  • Seasoning is also optional.
Happy eating guys,


  1. OOOh , perfect.looks very crispy. and yes what a WIN!!!!!!!!!!1111111

  2. ரசம் சாதத்துக்கு ஏத்த ஜோடி...நானும் இப்படிதான் செய்வேன்,ஆனா தாளிக்க மாட்டேன்....

  3. fry looks delicious dear...
    grinding part sounds new to me ...
    will soon try this way :)

  4. Fries look amazing and to add the marvelous win of our team.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Ooo what a perfect side dish for rice:-) Love the texture of it!! Must try...Bookmarked!!

  6. YAHH we won ..hurray ...n this looks so gud ..I love this one

  7. Yea, enjoyed tha match to the core...Chak De India..Plantain fry looks simply fabulous,my fav with curd rice..

  8. What an excellent match and a great win !! Plantain fry looks so crispy and yummy !!

  9. Crispy and delicious..looks tempting.

  10. A BIG YAYYY- for the men in blue!!!!
    Plantain fry looks spicy n crispy..

    US Masala

  11. That fry looks awesome crispy and delicious.

  12. Delicious and easy to cook!! Plantain fry is one of my favs!!

  13. i always think of doing plantain in different way...but never tried!! surely try it!!looks crispy n yummy!perfect with curd n rasam rice!

  14. I make it almost similar and end up eating most of it before dinner! :)
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  15. Delicious and crispy. Plantain fry is inviting.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran

  16. ooh.. looks so good.. i am huge fan of vazhakai.. just superb..

    nice pics..





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