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Vazhakkai roast recipe

Vazhakkai roast, plantain tawa fry recipe with full video, step by step pictures. This is a simple accompaniment for lunch or even can have as such.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


  • 1 Vazhakkai/ raw banana
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon Idli podi with rice or rice flour/ besan
  • Salt – As needed
  • Oil – As needed


  • Peel the skin of plantain, wash well and slice thickly than we do for chips. You can slice into rounds or lengthwise too.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Mix with a tablespoon of water to coat the plantain. (If using sambar powder, skip red chilli powder). Set for 10 mins.
  • Add idli podi or rice flour to it and again mix gently to coat.
  • Heat tawa, place the plantain over it and cook in medium flame. Just ½ to 1 minute. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil.
  • Flip and cook the other side too until golden. Repeat to finish.



  • If not using my idli podi with rice, you can use 1 teaspoon of sambar powder and 2 teaspoon of rice flour.
  • even if you don’t have/ don’t want to use sambar powder, use red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon coriander seeds powder. You can also add a pinch of cumin seeds powder and pepper powder.
  • Do not slice too thin.