Vazhakkai meaning Plantain or Raw Banana is something i have grown up eating. Since childhood i always had a privilege to be surrounded by South Indian neighbors. They often use to cook their delicacies and send us too in a bowl to relish. Since then i developed a strong liking towards South Indian Cuisines. The use of coconut and spices in the dishes is simply awesome which certainly makes it stand out from the other regional cuisines. I still remember the aroma that use to fume out from my neighbors kitchen making me salivate…lol
The neighbors were kind enough to teach me their amazing veggie and non veg recipes which i cook today , relish and thank them. Avial, Theeyal, Poriyal, Thoran, Pachhadi etc are few of my all time favorite veg delicacies which i can die for. Vazhakkai aka Raw Banana / Plantain is also cooked by various techniques. Few years back raw banana at my home was usually fried or used for making koftas and cutlets, till i discovered this amazing recipe of making Vazhakkai Curry from one of my family friend. Since then Vazhakkai curry is something which is a must whenever i plan to make sambhar or rassam with steamed rice……well that’s an awesome combo!