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Vazhaikkai - 2 big
Salt to taste
Onion -- 1 big
Turmeric powder - -2 tsps
Sambar Powder -- 2 tsps
Mustard and Jeera - -1 tsp each
Curry leaves
Red chillies - 2


Coconut -- 6 big pieces
Ginger - a small piece
Garlic -- 3 cloves
Red chillies -- 6
Channa dal -- 1 tsp


1) Peel the skin and chopped the banana and boil them separately and strain the stock . Use them for grinding the masala.
2) Meanwhile , heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard , Jeera and Red Chillies . Add curry leaves and chopped onion and saute till tender .
3) Add the banana and grinded masala with 1/2 cup of water . Add all the powders and salt .
Cover with a lid and cook till the oil separates .

Serve hot with rice .


Nandinis food said…
vazhaikkai kootu is new to me. I will try this as there is no boiled dal to be added.Tasty kootu!
Unknown said…
My mil makes this regularly, it tasty really fantastic !
healthy, u r using the boiled water to grind the masalas, so that the essential nutrients stays.
priya said…
kootu looks yummy!...sounds different to me..never tried it this way..thx for posting!
Chitra said…
Very nice shama..will try this version soon..
Raks said…
Never made kootu with vaazhaKAI Alone!sounds Interesting with garlic!
Unknown said…
yummy kootu Shama. First time hearing about vaazhakka kootu.
gtyuk said…
nice yummy kootu; should try this some day!!
Priya Suresh said…
Yummy.. kootu looks tempting..
Vrinda said…
My fav curry ...looks yummm
Sarah Naveen said…
curry looks soo yummy..perfect with rice..
Unknown said…
Looks delicious!!love anything with rawplantain..
Ms.Chitchat said…
I love this kootu. Vazhakkai is tasty in all preparations. Your pic looks tempting.

Soma Pradhan said…
Yummy curry...i love raw plantains a lot
Vibaas said…
yummy n different recipe. i have never tried kootu with vazhaikkai before. bookmarking it.
Urmi said…
Raw banana curry looks delicious and mouth watering.Thanks for this lovely recipe.
Tina said…
Tempting and mouthwatering curryyy.
Rekha shoban said…
i never tried this kootu..healthy recipe
Saraswathi Iyer said…
Nice kootu. but i cook without garlic n onion.
Laavanya said…
I've not made kootu with vazhakkai so far - looks very good.
Manju said…
i make a similar kootu too but i add cooked moong dal to the mix as well.
Gita Jaishankar said…
This is new to me Shama...looks yummy the ground ingredients you have used here :)
Anupama said…
I have never tried koottu with vazhaikkaai... pretty interesting..
my kitchen said…
Never tried like this,Taste must be good

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