Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Chettinad Vazhakka Curry

I was looking for a way of making a side dish for Roti with Vazhakka. I wanted to do something different from what I usually make with Vazhakka (Plantain). A quick search on my blogging friends' site brought me to this recipe in Radhika's site. Thank you Radhika for the recipe. We all loved it. I have not made many changes to the recipe

Now off to the recipe


Vazhakka (Plantain) 4
Onion 2
Tomato 2
Ginger 1 inch piece finely chopped
Garlic 2 pods finely chopped
Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 2 tsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 3 sprigs

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Cut the vazhakka into cubes and wash properly. You can keep it soaked in water with a little yogurt to remove the stain (kara)

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard. When it sputters, add the urad dal, curry leaves.

3. Add the onions, ginger and  garlic and saute well.

4. When it starts to brown, add the chopped tomato and cook till it is done.

5. Add the Chilli Powder, Turmeric powder, Coriander Powder and Cumin Powder. Cook for a minute.

6. Add the vazhakka and sprinkle a little water if needed. Add salt and stir well.

7. Cook till the vazhakka is cooked. Make sure you do not over cook.

Serve with roti or rice.

Linking this to Vegetarian Side Dishes Priya's event hosted by Vardhini