Monday, February 14, 2011

Vazhaikaai Roast / Raw Banana Roast

When we were browsing through the veggies section at our market yesterday, my husband saw this fresh vaazhaikai. Immediately he came to me with them, looked at me and said make roast with this tomorrow. I could see the excitement in his eyes when he asked for roast. He was waiting for me to get back after vacation to have proper food.  So thats how I made this today for him. My Valentine Day's special lunch for him ;-) - Radish Sambar, Raw Banana roast, simple salad and papad. This menu is his all time fav :-)


Raw Banana/ Vaazhaikai - 3 medium size cut into small cubes
Oil - 3 -4 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Mustard - 1 tsps
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 6-8 leaves
Red Chilli powder - 3/4 tbsp
Asafoetida - a pinch


Heat non stick pan and add oil . When it is hot, add mustard seeds and let splutter. Now add urad dhal, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida.

When urad dhal turns golden brown add raw banana. Add turmeric, red chilli and mix well. Now add salt and let it cook in medium heat.

Stir occasionally and sprinkle water when necessary so that it gets cooked well. 

Leave it in medium low heat for a while till it turns brown and crispy checking in between to avoid burning the food.

Serve hot with sambar rice, roti. 

See you soon with Radish sambar / Mooli Sambar - pressure cooker method :-)


  1. my all time favourite and lovely roast

  2. I like this similar to how we make looks delicious

  3. Vazhakai Vadhakal is a hot favorite in our home :) The roast looks delicious

  4. nothing to beat the comfort of favourite food ! looks swell ! Have a rocking Day

  5. Delicious recipe...perfect side dish.

  6. First time here.....
    roast looks delicious...

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    check my space when u find time :)

  7. Never say no to this roast, my fav..

  8. Looks good.Raw banana roast is my husband's favorite too, I do make a spicier version.


  9. Love to have this roast with rice and rasam.Delicious..


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