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Vazhakkai Varuval

Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2


  • Plantain Raw Cooking Banana - 1
  • Salt - ¼ tsp + ¼ tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 ¼ tsp or Dry Red Chilli - ½ tsp + Coriander powder - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste - ½ tsp
  • Rice flour - ½ tsp
  • Lemon extract - 4 drops adjust per taste
  • Oil - As needed


  • First chop off the ends of the plantain and peel the skin. Cut it into half and then further slice it into thick pieces.

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  • Boil water along with ½ tsp of salt. Add the plantain to the water and cook until the plantain is 75% done. It took me about 2 mins. Pull out the plantain slices from the water and leave them to cool down.

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  • In a separate plate, add the ¼ tsp salt, sambar powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, rice flour and lemon extract. Add sufficient water to make a thick paste.

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  • Spread the paste evenly on the cooked plantain slices. Add little water in case the paste is too thick to coat the slices. Let it sit for atleast 5 mins to marinate.

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  • Heat a tawa / flat pan with oil. Add the plantain slices and fry both sides in medium flame until golden and crispy.

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  • Drain excess oil on a paper towel and serve hot.
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Notes | FAQ

- Do not over cook the plantain slices. It would become difficult to roast. Cooking time would depend on the thickness of the slices.
- Adding sufficient oil while frying would give a nice crispy roasted plantain.
- Since the plantain slices are already cooked, it would not take much time while frying. But make sure the raw smell of the added masala powders are gone.
- Adjust the quantity of ingredients based on the size of your plantain.