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Spicy Plantain Roast (Vazhakkai Roast)

Spicy Plantain Roast
This Spicy Plantain roast recipe adds perfect flavors to Raw plantain thus making it much more tastier. As we are steaming raw plantain before marinating, it needs only very little oil for getting roasted. Over to the tastier and healthier plantain roast recipe..

spicy plantain roast

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 15 minutes + Marination Time


Raw Plantain            - 2 (Vazhakkai)
Salt                           - As required
Turmeric Powder     - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves            - few
Oil                             - As required

For Masala :

Chopped Coconut    - a handful
Dry Red Chili          - 4
Fennel Seeds            - 1/2 tsp (Sombu / Perunjeeragam)
Whole Black Pepper - 6 to 8
Chopped Ginger        - 2 tsp
Chopped Garlic         - 2 tsp


  • Steam Plantain (Vazhakkai) for about 10 minutes. See to that it don't get smashy. You should be able to cut it with a knife. Cut it into thick slices after steaming. Grind everything under ' For Masala'. Marinate steamed plantain slices with enough salt, turmeric powder and ground masala for about 30 minutes. More the marination time, tastier the roast is.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a nonstick pan. When its hot add marinated plantain  and curry leaves to it.Cover with a lid and cook it. When its cooked on one side, carefully flip it to other side. Add some more oil if needed.
  • Switch off the flame after it is cooked on both sides and it turned crispier. Enjoy your plantain roast hot. It tastes good with Sambar rice and curd rice.