Monday, October 25, 2010

Vazhakka Upperi

  1. Raw banana - 5
  2. Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
  3. Green chillies - 5( 2 +3 - use 2 to grind with coconut and slice 3 into thin pieces.)
  4. Shallots - 5
  5. Garlic - 1 clove
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. curry leaves - 1 spring
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. dry red chilly - 2 broken
  10. Oil - 1 tbsp
  11. Salt - to taste

Make a coarse paste of the grated coconut , green chillies, 2 shallots, garlic and turmeric powder and keep aside.
Peel the outermost layer of skin from the raw bananas and cut into small cubes and leave them immersed in water.They turn a dull grey if they come in contact with oxygen. SO keep them in water until ready to cook.
Cook the banana cubes with 1 cup water and salt to taste until it is soft and some water remains in the pan.
Add in the ground coconut paste and mix well and cover and cook on low flame for 2 minutes.
Turn the flame off.
Heat oil in a frying pan and add the mustard seeds.
When it splutters add the dry red chillies and sliced shallots and curry leaves and fry until it is golden brown.
Add the cooked banana mixture into the onion mix and stir well.
Serve with rice and curd.


  1. This is one of my favourite 'vazhakka' recipes! Do you make a mezhukkupuratti with the 'tholi'?

  2. I am so going to try tasty recipe...thanx for sharing Priya..

    Tasty Appetite

  3. every household in Kerala had at least one or two banana trees and the raw banana picked from the plant right before prepping and cooking was a delight to women. Eating was my favorite part and oh my! how I loved this dish :)


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