Vazhaikkai Podi - Raw Banana Podi

 In South India most of the houses have banana tree and many a times 2 or 3 times raw bananas are used. There are different dry curry varieties that can be made using raw bananas. One of them is the vazhaikkai podi. Though it is similar to podimas this vazhaikkai podi is made using a spicy podi that is either ground fresh or can be made in large and stored. I normally use the multipurpose powder that I prepare and keep it handy.

This recipe I have shared below caters to 4 people
Raw Banana - 2 or 3 depending upon the size. 
Multipurpose powder- 2 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Split Urad dal - 2 tsp
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - a few

Cut raw banana into 1/2 and cook in water till it becomes soft or pressure cook it for 2 whistle. Once done peel the skin and crumble it. Or cut into cubes. 
In a pan het oil add mustard seeds and when it splutters add the curry leaves and urad dal and hing saute it well and add the crumbled banana. Add salt and mix well. Now add the multipurpose powder and mix it well so that all the banana pieces are coated with the powder evenly.

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