Spicy Plantain Curry

Spicy Plantain Curry

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!! Lot of people misjudge, chettinad food’ is all about meat and fish, but clearly it is’nt. They have good collection of vegetarian menu too! Very outstanding preparations, infact…kola urundai, paniyaram… the list is big!!


Green Plantain 1
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Sesame oil 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves – fried to garnish.

To be Fried in Oil and Wet-Ground to Paste:

Garlic 7-9 cloves
Pearl Onions 1 cup
Country tomaotes 2
Tamarind pulp lemon sized ball.

To be Toasted Each Separately and Powdered Togather:

Fennel Seeds 1 spoon
Pepper 2 spoons
Coriander seeds 2 spoons
Cumin 2 spoon
Dry red chilies 5-7.


In a wide wok, heat oil. Add mustard seeds and followed by wet-ground paste. Fry real good.

Then add the sliced palntain to it. Add salt, turmeric and chili powder. Cover and cook for few minutes.

Now add powdered spices too, add 2 cups of water and cook over medium heat, maybe until gravy thickens.

Garnish with curry leaves and serve warm to go with your rice.


36 Responses so far.

  1. Pavithra says:

    Wow looks so so yummy and tempting …nice color too.. wish to try soon.

  2. Pavithra says:

    I have bookmarked it malar..

  3. kittymatti says:

    looks so yummy!wish I could eat it from the picture!

  4. Sanghi says:

    Wow, this is really spicy malar. Yummy masala, haven’t made. Just yesterday plaintains got over. Will try next time for sure dear..:)

  5. Sailaja says:

    looks excellent

  6. Ann says:

    Malar,cooking palatains in a chettinad masala was nowhere in my brain..looks rich and spicy..would love to see..

  7. Malar…..this looks yummy and spicy ….i loved the color of this gravy.. :)

  8. Valarmathi says:

    Wow looks so fantastic and awesome. Yummy..

  9. RAKS KITCHEN says:

    Have not cooked plantain so spicy! Sounds good:)

  10. Parita says:

    i love plaintains and this curry looks so spicy and delicious, m sucker for spicy food, m making this soon, bookmarked!

  11. Chitra says:

    have bookmarked this..a nice change from my usual plantain poriyal:)

  12. Rina says:

    Wow !! Malar that is indeed a gr8 preparation…I can imagine the flavour that comes out when raosting those masalas. Would love to try it the gravy style with chicken.

  13. Ranju says:

    haven’t used plantain in a long time…this recipe looks interesting!!!

  14. My hubby would love this..looks nice Malar..:)

  15. Smitha says:

    Wow, plaintain curry. Thats new to me. I have heard of poriyal with plantain but not curry.Wow. The masala looks so good.

  16. Preeti Singh says:

    nice and tempting dish dear….looks inviting..

  17. Plantain curry in chettinad style looks so yummy da. Another treasure from kitchen Tantra:)

  18. hi Malar…this is really aromatic…esp with the roasting of the spices…yum.

  19. Rajitha says:

    Malar…this looks absolutely great. I have always wanted to try out more chettinad cusine…is there any cookbook written concentrating on this cusine?? I would love to buy it…thanks

  20. Malar – looks so yum! Awesome…

  21. Chetana says:

    Hey Malar…too good,will try, my palate screams for hot & spicy.

  22. Divya Vikram says:

    Looks tangy and delicious!

  23. Looks so good Malar….i love this cuisine!

  24. Cynthia says:

    I’ve never had plantain curry before. Hmmm, bookmarked :)

  25. K says:

    I love plantain and I love spicy chettinad cuisine. That looks great Malar!

  26. This sounds interesting and tempting

  27. Homecooked says:

    Wow…this looks good! By the way are pearl onions and shallots the same? Will try this for sure.

  28. Vibaas says:

    looks spicy and yum!

  29. Srilakshmi says:

    I have an award waiting for you in my blog! Please collect it :-)

  30. Suparna says:

    hi Malar,
    Here to note down n try out this recipe :)
    Loved the look of the spicy curry and so many ingredients. Thanks

  31. Rush says:

    u disappeared?
    the plaintain curry looks amazing, have never tried this…will let u know when i give it a try!!

  32. Yasmeen says:

    Hope you are doing good.The curry looks totally delish :D

  33. s says:

    You have some great variety of dishes..great going

  34. Hi Malar,
    Very nice recipe… Tried it & turned out great.. Spicy, mouth watering, nose sweating great!

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