Vazhaikai-Karamani Kuzhambu – Country Style

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Green Plantain n Kidney Beans Curry: Other Names: Raw green plantain and kidney beans in tamarind based curry. Aratikaya Pulusu. Vazhaikai-karamani puli kuzhambu. Ingredients: Green plantain 1 diced / slicedKidney Beans – Seeds 1 cup(soaked overnight)Pearl Onions chopped 1 cupGarlic 5-7 cloves – crushedTomato 1 small – choppedSaltTurmericChili powderJaggery/brown sugar 1 spoonCoconut milk 1 small [...]

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Green Plantain Chettinad Fry – Caution: Burning Hot!!!

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Vazhaikai Milagu Varuval: Ingredients: Plantain 1 largeSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonTamarind paste 1/4 spoonOil 1 tablespoonCurry leaves few. Spices To Be Toasted And Powdered: Cloves 2Cinnamon 1 small stickPeppercorns 2 spoonsCumin seeds 1 spoonFennel seeds 1 spoonPoppy seeds 1/2 spoonCoriander seeds 1-2 spoonsGrated dry coconut 1 spoon Method: In a vessel, boil 3/4 cup [...]

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Vazhaikai Karamathu / Vazhaikai Podimass – Tamil Nadu Style

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Also known as: Green Plantain Stir-Fry. Kacha Kela Subzi. Aratikaya Kura. Vazhaikai Poriyal. Ingredients: Green plantain 2 Ginger 2″ gated Chilies 2 finely chopped Turmeric 1/4 spoon Salt Chana dal 2 spoons Urad dal 2 spoons Mustard Asafoetida 1 pinch Curry leaves Grated Coconut few spoons to garnish Oil few spoons. Method: Steam cook the [...]

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Aviyal – Mixed Vegetables Side Dish

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Aviyal:(Kerala Style) Do you think that men cook better than women??? Hmmm, at some point and sometimes, I do feel that way. Although men are helpless (or at least in my family)!!! Cooking with my Dad is such a pain to me…slaving myself to lend him spatula, bowls, vessels, gosh…but the food turns out perfect [...]

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Malabar Special Ramzaan Sweet Treat

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Unnakayi. Unnakaye. Unnakaya. Pazham Nirachadhu. Stuffed Plantains. Vazhai Kai Appam?Vayaka Adda. Vayyakada. Kai ada. Kayeada. Generally I do cook several dishes from my blogger friends, but I don’t picture or post them. This is the first time, I am so impressed with my fellow blogger’s work and tried her recipe the very same day. When [...]

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Spicy Plantain Curry

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Vazhaikai Milagu Kuzhambu: Chettinad style Plantain Curry. Vazhaikai Kuzhambu. Arattikai-Miryalu Pulusu. Kacha Kela – Kali Mirch Curry. Vazhaikai Masala Kuzhambu. Another spicy invention from my kitchen to Y’ll! I love Chettinad cuisine…one of the spiciest food in the world! Touch of fennel, heat from pepper, pearl onions and curry leaves, now you guess the flavour!! [...]

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Green Plantain Fry.

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Raw Plantain Fry: Fried Green Plantain. Green Plantain Fry. Vazhaikkai Varuval. Attikaye Koora. Kacha Kela ka Subzi. Radhai Aunty’s vazhaikai varuval’…I usually name the dish, after a person…who introduced it to me!:) Makes it lot easier to remember! More than the taste…its always the associated memories for me! When I was at chennai last year(vacation). [...]

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Fried Plantains

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Vazhai Kai Poriyal: Green Plantain Fry. Kacha Kela ka Subzi. I happen to taste this Awesome recipe in my Aunty’s house(Raadhai, Mylopore). She is a gifted cook! She dedicates lot of her time in cooking and exploring new meanings to old or traditional recipes. All her recipes were fabulous. I enjoyed everybit throught my stay [...]

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Plantain Poriyal

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Plantain Rice Fry: Vazahikkai Arisi Poriyal. Green Plantain Fry. Kacha Kela Ka Subzi. I happen to taste this recipe in Coimbatore…at friends place. Tho’ the original recipe asked for peeling the skin, grating and was without turemric! I have altered all along and practically couldnt bring that orinigal taste or crispy-ness! So…..as a fix, I [...]

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Vazhaithandu Lemon Salad

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Vazhaithandu Lemon Salad: Plantain Stem/Banana Stem Salad. Ingredients: Plantain Stem(slender)SaltLemon 1 fruit sqeezedMusard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin 1/4 spoonUrad dal 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchCurry leaves 2-4 finely choppedOil 1 spoon. Method: Chop the stem carefully. Like first start them as roundels….each time…remove their extra fibre. Then go sideways of cutting. Maybe pile up the roundels. Leave [...]

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