Vazhakkai Varuval – Raw Banana Fry

Vazhakkai Varuval – Raw Banana Fry | Step by step procedure with pictures

Vazhakkai varuval is a spicy and tasty recipe. I have already shared Vazhakkai Podimas and Vazhakkai deep fry recipe. Today I am sharing a shallow fried spicy varuval recipe which goes well with Bisibelabath , curd rice or any variety rice.


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  • Serve as a side dish for lunch with sambar rice / any variety rice

AUTHOR : Dimple                                     CUISINE : South Indian
COURSE : Side Course                              YIELD : 2-3 Servings


  • Raw banana / Vazhakkai – 1
  • Coconut oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Water – as needed
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 Tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 Tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Lemon juice (opt) – 1 Tsp

For Marination :

  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Red chilli powder- 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/4 Tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 Tsp


  1. Peel the hard skin from Vazhakkai. Cut the head and tail part.
  2. Cut into thick slices as shown.


  1. Boil water in a pan. Add those vazhakkai slices to boiling water.
  2. Let it get cooked for about 4-5 min. Filter the slices and transfer it to a bowl.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala and turmeric.
  4. Combine everything gently and let it rest for 15-20 min.
  5. After resting time add lemon juice and combine once.
  6. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  7. Add urad dal and arrange the marinated slices in batches.
  8. Do not crowd the pan. Let it fry for 2-3 min on each side.
  9. Remove it and fry the next batch. Add a Tbsp of oil if needed.


  • Do not cut the slices thin or too thick. Thin slices may easily break while boiling. Thick slices will take more time to cook.
  • Garam masala is optional. You can skip that.
  • Add lemon juice before frying.

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Step by Step Procedure with pictures :

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