Vazhakkai podimas or vazhakkai puttu is a simple south Indian accompaniment for rice, sambar/ kuzhambu, made with plantain (raw banana – un ripe banana).
A simple recipe which I learnt through friends, because I have not tried or tasted in my house. I made this 2 weeks back and I found a reader friend used turmeric in this recipe. If I had known, I would have made and clicked with turmeric, but no worries, I have added in ingredients as optional ingredient.
Vazhakkai podimas can be a perfect side dish for tangy kuzhambu varieties. I have tried this another way with different ingredients only once but after many years, now only trying again with this simple method and ingredients.
Serve with any kuzhambu varieties. Delicious, mild and flavourful vazhakkai podimas.