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Vazhakkai Kuzhambu (Raw Plantain Kuzhambu)

Vazhakkai Kuzhambu

The best part about this recipe is that it doesn't use coconut at all.. Recipe for tasty and healthy Vazhakkai kuzhambu follows..

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 30 minutes


Raw Plantain            - 1 (Vazhakkai)
Small Onion             - 5 to 8
Tamarind                  - small lemon size ball
Curry Leaves            - few
Salt                            - As required
Turmeric Powder      - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder             - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder     - 1/2 tsp (Malli Thool)
Fennel Seeds             - 1/4 tsp (Perunjeeragam/ Sombu)
Fenugreek Seeds       - 1/4 tsp (Vendhayam)

To Saute in oil and Grind:

Big Onion     - 1
Tomato         - 1


  • Chop finely Big onion and tomato. Saute in oil both Big onion , Tomato and grind to a smooth paste adding little water.
  • Peel small onion. Extract juice from tamarind. Chop Raw plantain into thick slices. 
  • Heat oil in a cooker. Add fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds to it.
  • When they splutter, add small onions and curry leaves to it.
  • After they turn translucent, add ground masala. Add also enough salt, Turmeric powder, Chili powder and Coriander powder.    
  • After the raw flavor of masala goes off, add tamarind extract and also enough water.
  • Mix everything well together. Add chopped plantain and cook it for a whistle.
  • Serve it  with hot steaming rice and Poriyal of your choice.