Vaazhakkai Poriyal/Puttu ( Raw Banana Fry)/Aratikaaya puttu / Balekaayi
Raw banana/vaazhakkai - 1 (long)
Onion - 1 medium chopped fine
Green chillies - 3 or 4 slit long( can also use red chillies)
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Cilantro leaves - few chopped
Salt as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp
This is one of my mom's recipe...way back before marraige never wanted to try tasting this curry ..only during one of her visits here I happened to peek in to see what and how she was doing/cooking ... I just tasted little bit and it was really good and now never avoid raw banana dry curry.
Cut banana into half and in a vessel boil or cook in water for 10 minutes... drain out water...peel the skin and cool.... later grate it in a grater( you can also cut into tiny cubes).
Heat oil in a kadai and add jeera ...when they splutter up add onions , green chillies and curry leaves...fry till onions are light brown...add grated raw banana, salt and cilantro leaves...mix and enjoy with rice and curry.