Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

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 there. She also shared some of her best kept secrets in cooking, gave me hand outs of her recipe collection and what not! She is a good host and likes to feed people!

The good speciality about the recipe is…it is tempered with ‘Thallippu Vadagam’! Ah….I wish you could smell it right now! The ginger and vadagam fragrance….fills the whole kichen, and makes it more perfect day!


Raw plantain 1 large
Onion 1 medium chopped
Ginger 2-3″ grated
Garlic 4 beads chopped
Tomato 1 small chopped
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Thallippu vadagam(this is important)
Curry leaves
Sesame oil


Plantain sliced as the way you want it. Leave them in cold water until cooking(to avoid that discoloration)!

Boil plantain slices for 4-6 minutes and then discard the water.

In an iron wok, heat oil. Add vadagam + curry leaves. Let them pop.

Then add ginger, garlic….fry for about 2 minutes.

Followed by onions and toamtoes. Fry till golden brown.

Now stir-in boiled plantain. Add salt, turmeric and chili powders. Fry over low-medium heat for long turn them crispy. A wide skillet…with neat spreaded slices will make it appropriate.


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