Vazhakka Puttu (വാഴയ്ക്കാ പുട്ട്)

Vazhakka Puttu (വാഴയ്ക്കാ പുട്ട്)

Vazhakkai (Raw banana) is a very good source of fibre, carbohydrates, potassium, vitamin A and C. Vazhakkai puttu -(വാഴയ്ക്കാ പുട്ട്) is popular side dish in South Indian state -Tamil Nadu. The recipe here is a slight variant of the traditional preparation, to go as a spicy side dish with rice.


  1. Medium sized onion (finely chopped)   : 2
  2. Raw Plantain (vazhakka)    : 3
  3. Crushed garlic             : 2 Tsp
  4. Crushed ginger             : 2 Tsp
  5. green chillies (finely chopped)  : 3
  6. Turmeric powder.           : A pinch
  7. Chilli powder              : 1/2 Tsp
  8. Mustard seed.              : 1/2 Tsp
  9. Urud dal.       : 1 Tsp
  10. Dry-red chilli. : 4 -5
  11. Oil             : 2-3 Tsp
  12. Fennel powder.(optional ):  1 pinch
  13. Curry leaf.



  • Pressure cook raw banana with very little water just for a whistle. (Overcooking may turn them mushy.)
  • After it is cooled, peel off the skin and grate the plantain.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seed, urud dal, dry red chilli and curry leaf.
  • After spluttering add the onion, green chillies, ginger and garlic.
  • Fry them for a while  and add the salt, turmeric and chilli powder-until onion turns slight brown.
  • Add the cooked and grated plantain & mix well.
  • After cooking for 3 -5 minutes
  • As a final step add the fennel powder & mix well, the banana puttu is now ready.


Vazhakkai Puttu_Steps

Vazhakkai Puttu_Steps



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