Raw Plantain steamed, crumbled & cooked with mild spices served as a side dish to rice. Vegan , Gluten free & no onion - no garlic recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
- Vazhakkai or Plantain – 2
- Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Urad dal – 1 tsp
- Whole dry red chilies – 2
- Green chilies – 2
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves – 1 sprig
- Fresh grated coconut – 4 tbsp
- Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 2 tsp
Place whole vazhakkai with the skin in a pressure cooker.
Add 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 1 whistle. It would be parboiled by now.
Once it cools down, make a slit with a knife from top to bottom and open the the skin like you would open a book and peel away the skin of the vazhakkai.
Grate the parboiled vazhakkai using a big holed grater and keep it aside.
Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and once it splutter, add urad dal and roast till golden brown.
Add broken whole dry red chilies, finely chopped green chilies and sauté for a few seconds.
Add grated vazhakkai, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves & grated coconut.
Mix well and close the pan with a lid and cook for 3-4 mins over low flame. Take off fire.
Add the lemon juice, once again mix well
Serve this vazhakkai podimas with hot rice as an accompaniment.