Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Raw banana health benefits:
*Improves the health of colon due to the fatty short acids present in raw bananas.
*Has high potassium content, so regulates blood pressure.
*Promotes development of healthy probiotic bacteria
*Due to the high starch content, promotes good digestion
*Prevents and treats diarrhoea
*Rich in minerals and improves metabolism
*Helps lose excess unwanted fat in the body
*Is very important for rich skin and hair since it contains Vitamin C and Vitamin B6
*Great for diabetes since the sugar content in raw bananas is very very low
*Supports proper kidney functioning
*High in fiber.
Many have a wrong notion that Raw bananas produce gas, poor bananas!!!

This is a spicy podimas, and the other varieties of Raw banana / Vazhakkai curries are
1. Vazhakkai kuzhasal curry
2. Vazhakkai vadhakkal 
3. Vazhakkai podimas

These go very well with any south indian meal.

Raw banana - 1 1/2 (cut into halves, pressure cooked for 10 minutes)
Grated coconut - 2 tbsps
Curry leaves - handful
Salt to taste

To roast and powder

Cooking/gingely oil - 1 tsp
Solid hing - 1
Channa dhal - 2 tsps
Urad dhal - 2 tsps
Coriander seeds - 3 tsps
Red chillies - 3-4

For tempering
Gingely oil - 3 tbsps
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch/dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 15 mts

Serves 3-4

Raw bananas cut into halves, after washing, then pressure cooked for 10 minutes . Alternatively we can fire roast the bananas too! I normally do this the previous night, cool, and refrigerate, so that it is easy to grate

Peeled, then grated

Ingredients given above for roasting, being roasted in 1 tsp oil

well roasted, and later cooled, and coarsely powdered.

In that same oil, roast coconut to golden brown


Again, heat oil, add mustard seeds

and turmeric

Now, add the grated raw bananas, curry leaves, and the tamarind paste. Keep the flames on the lowest, saute gently, not forgetting to add salt to taste

all mixed well

Now add the coarsely powdered mixture

Mixed well, ready to be served

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