Raw Banana Pan Fry | Vazhakhai Porriyal | Vegetarian Sides

How was your weekend? we had a super fun one, ate out with friends and slept early too, all in all relaxing too. Since its Monday and Onam I was all set for an Onam recipe but things changed as today one of our neighbours invited us for Onam Sadhya, so I am all excited about the feast. Happy Onam to all my readers and friends, since there is no Onam recipe thought of sharing a post from the draft. Vazhakhai poriyal/ stir fry is a simple vegetarian side for white rice and curry, a bit spicy and crisp on the outside. I love to have this along with sambar / curd rice but you can almost make this for any curry. Did you all notice the new header? ;-) I was bored of the old one so changed it.


Recipe Source - own
Serves - 3-4 people
Prep & cook time - 30 mins
Serving suggestion - along with white rice, curry and appalam


Raw banana/ Vazhakkai - 1 big remove skin and cut into thin round slices
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Red chilly powder-  1 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Dhania/ Corriander powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying  (about 2 to 3 tbl sp)


  • Make a paste of all the powders adding little water. coat the banana slices with the masala paste on both sides and set aside for about 15 mts.
  • Keep a flat non stick pan on stove and heat it. Once hot, reduce flame to medium apply little oil and spread the banana slices on the pan. sprinkle some oil on top of the slices. after 1 or 2 mt, flip the slices and fry.
  • Add oil if needed. Fry all the slices in this way. Fry till the become crisp. Remove from stove. 
  • Garnish with fried curry leaves.(optional)


  1. wow!!!Tempting !!! lovely pic dear

  2. wow delicious porriyal,super tempting...

  3. Pan fry banana chips looks so inviting ! We didn't get such type of banana here..
    Will try with local bananas...

  4. vazhakkai poriyal looks crispy and perfect..

  5. super spicy and tempting fry, my fav too :) love it with sambar & rasam sadham :) love you blog's new look and header, very pleasant and lovely! good work dear!

  6. yummy and super tempting fry..gorgeous clicks

  7. Delicious and energizing looking banana fry.I say it as the pics are very vibrant, Wonderfully prepared.

  8. Easy, quick and delicious vazhakkai poriyal..

  9. wow awesome banana fry...nice clicks...
    Anu's Healthy Kitchen

  10. looks so marvelous!!!Loved the flavors :)

  11. Love this pan fried raw banana with a bowl of rasam rice,makes me nostalgic.

  12. very very delicious valaikai poriyal :) i love them with rasam rice so tempting :) lovely clicks dear !!

  13. Hi priya.. it looks delicious! Can I use potatoes instead of raw banana? How long will it take to cook?


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