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Nov 29, 2006

Plantain Podimas / Vaazhakka Podimas

Plantain (Vaazhakka) - 1
1 tablespoon oil
Red Chilli – 1
Mustard Seeds – 1 teaspoon
Urud Dal and Channa Dal – 2 teaspoons each
Turmeric Powder (optional)

Grated Fresh Coconut – 1 tablespoon (optional)
Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon

Peel the skin from Plantain and cut them into 3 or 4 pieces. Boil in water for 5 minutes. When it cools down, grate the boiled Plantain and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a Kadai, add the Mustard Seeds, when it sputters, add Red Chilli, Urud Dal and Channa Dal. Then, add Turmeric Powder and reduce the heat completely. Now, add the grated Plantain, Salt and Lemon Juice and mix gently. Add Grated Fresh Coconut if you prefer. (Desiccated Coconut is fine). Podimas is ready.

Alternate method:

Instead of adding the Grated Plantain to the seasoning in the Kadai, add the seasoning to the Grated Plantain and Serve.

Recipe Contributed and Photographed by my sister B

Below is a Picture of the same Vazhakka Podimas using Green Chillis instead of Red Chillis. Photo by my sister P.


USHA said...

Hi Mythreyee,

Receipe looks great,what a suprise!
Just few days back i was thinking nobody has posted plaintain.podimas.Let me do it sometime later.

No problem, let me post myversion too.

Lakshmi said...

Hi Mythreyee,
a completely new recipe, and such a good one.

Mythreyee said...

thanks usha and lakshmi and all this credit goes to my sister who shared her recipe. thanks a bunch and Usha, let me see your version of the same soon. thanks.

jayakarthik said...

Hi mythreyee
i do the same way as u have prepared but only difference is i dont add lime juice
let me try that too, i m sure it will b good
thanks for the recipe

Mythreyee said...

thanks Jaya.

Ashwini said...

I am really fond of plantain so its good to see a recipe using it. Looks great Mythreyee

TNL said...

What a new recipe....never had this before...and what a cute bowl you served it in!


Cucoo said...

Hi Mythreyee
such a nice in your blog and find a wonderful eggless cake recipe and i tried it turened very well but the problem was it didn't puff frrom the side please tell me how it will puff properly ?

thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.

Mythreyee said...

cocoo: First of all thanks a lot for trying out my recipe. Also, thanks a lot for your feedback. Regarding the puffing. For me the cake increases in height and then there is a noticeable bulge in the center. All you have to do is when it cools down, topple the cake. If you think the puffing is too big in the center, just scrape it on top and then topple the cake. I am happy you liked it. Each oven is different and once again thanks a lot for your feedback.