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Vazhakkai roast | Vazhakkai varuval | Raw banana fry | Raw banana roast

Vazhakkai roast is a side accompaniment prepared with raw banana and served with sambar rice, rasam rice and curd rice. Learn with a video.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 220 kcal



  • 2 large raw bananas
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups water to blanch

To make masala:

  • tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp sambar powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp rice flour
  • 2 tbsp water


Recipe to make vazhakkai roast:

  • Wash and scrape the skin of the raw banana.
  • Slice into thin pieces and immediately put into water to avoid darkening.
  • Keep this vessel on top of the stove and half boil the raw banana pieces for less than 5 minutes. Be careful not to boil fully as they become soggy while roasting.
  • When the water starts boiling switch off and immediately drain the water completely using a colander. Even you can tap out extra water using a clean cotton cloth.

How to make Masala:

  • In a plate, take chilli powder, turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt.
  • Also, for crispness add some rice flour.
  • Gradually add water using a spoon and mix a thick paste-like masala. Masala should neither be dry nor watery.

How to fry vazhakkai varuval:

  • Heat oil(smoking hot)in a flat pan or tawa for shallow frying.
  • Apply the masala paste on both sides of the half boiled raw banana.
  • Place the coated pieces in hot oil, reduce the heat to medium flame, fry for five minutes until bottom sides become golden brown.
  • Flip and roast for five more minutes until the corners become crisp.
  • Remove from the oil and keep in kitchen tissue.
  • Serve with bisibelabath, curd rice, sambar rice or any variety rice items.


Tips: 1) To begin with, for crispy vazhakkai varuval try to make thin slices. 2) Furthermore, don't avoid adding rice flour for extra crunchiness. 3) Last but not least, always make a paste from spice powders so that the masala sticks well. Otherwise, the dry powders will spread into the oil and no coating will be there in roasted pieces.


Calories: 220kcal
Keyword Green banana fry, Green banana roast, Green banana tawa fry, Raw banana fry, Raw banana roast, Raw banana tawa roast, Vazhakkai fry, Vazhakkai roast, Vazhakkai varuval
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