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

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

Vazhaikai Milagu Varuval:


Plantain 1 large
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Tamarind paste 1/4 spoon
Oil 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves few.

Spices To Be Toasted And Powdered:

Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1 small stick
Peppercorns 2 spoons
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Fennel seeds 1 spoon
Poppy seeds 1/2 spoon
Coriander seeds 1-2 spoons
Grated dry coconut 1 spoon


In a vessel, boil 3/4 cup of water(yes, not more than that). Add salt, turmeric, chili powder and tamarind paste. Now add the sliced plantain to it. Cover and cook till tender, but not mushy. Set aside.

Heat a wide wok, add oil. Followed by curry leaves and cooked plantain. Further add the powdered spices and stir-fry over high heat. Maybe until the raw odor of the spices are completely gone and the vegetables is kind of turns crispy.

Serve warm to go with your South Indian Meals.


14 Responses so far.

  1. Perfect side dish with rice and rasam..delicious.

  2. Hot spicy and perfect side dish for curd rice…

  3. divya says:

    I am hungry now looking at your dish..looks yummy!

  4. Priya says:

    Simply inviting and droolworthy plantain fry..

  5. Shobha says:

    This dish is to my taste…I love spicy food.
    Green Plantain in Chettinad style looks awesome.

  6. Pass me some dear, will finish them for you! ;)

    Dear, you’ve been awarded! Pls stop by to collect from me ya! ;)

  7. Sneha Benny says:

    I have never tried this. Looks nice !!!

  8. Plateful says:

    Malar, your chettinad version of the plantain recipe looks absolutely scrumptious! I wish I could have this for lunch today, ah!

  9. love the combination of ingredients.
    Yummy spicy curry

  10. USHA says:

    Never tried this style/..i loved it somuch…will try it sometime.

  11. sangee vijay says:

    Yummy n spicy varuval..perfect for sambar n curd rice…like the ingredients u used..bookmarking this !!!

  12. Roshu says:

    new recipe with a difference

  13. I do like things burning hot tantalising!

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