Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vazhakai Varuval/ Raw Plaintain fritters

I have always loved the vazhakai varuval my friend used to get in lunch during college. It tasted amazing and was definitely different from what my mom used to make at home. My mom used to make it like vazhakai chips....nice and crispy.............but the ones my friend's mom made were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and the masala was awesome. So after so many years I tried it at home with the flavours I vaguely remembered............and it came out real well.

Ingredients: (serves 2)

2 Raw Plaintains
1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garlic paste
salt to taste
oil to fry or to saute


Peel and slice the plaintain into somewhat thick pieces. Boil them and see to it that they are only half cooked. Remove and drain the water. In another bowl mix all the other ingredients except the oil and add the plaintains. Mix them well and see that the plaintains are all well coated with the masala. Now heat some oil in a pan and fry/saute the plaintains. Turn them when one side is toasted well. Drain them on a paper towel to remove excess oil. Yummy plaintain fritters are ready to be eaten alongwith rice or just like that as a snack.

PS: You can also add roasted grated coconut to the masala mixture to give a diff texture and taste alltogether!

1 comment:

  1. my friends mother makes this same thing with both plantains and potatoes. it's yummmm.