Vazhakai /Plantain podimas

       Podimas in tamil refers to  kind of powdered or mashed vegetable. Podimas made of potatoes is quite popular where the potatoes are mashed and then seasoned while some make it with plantains too. The plantains are cooked, grated and seasoned with appropriate spices to give it a spicy taste. And a dash of lemon juice in the end gives a nice tangy taste to it. I have had the podimas quite a few times when my mom made it and I tried it for the first time yesterday along with some rice and sambar. It was a delicious combination and we had a simple but delicious lunch. I think this is going to be a regular thing whenever I buy plantains.

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Vazhakai /Plantain podimas Yum
Course side dish

south indian
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
  1. Cut the plantains in 2 halves. Boil them in water with the skin for 5 to 6 minutes. Now allow it to cool. Peel the skin off. Grate the plantains.
  2. Now heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, udid dal and channa dal . After it crackles, add the curry leaves and chopped green chillies. Add the onion and saute till it turns brown. Now add the grated plantain along with salt and saute for around 4-5 minutes. Take care that it does not burn. Add the grated coconut and saute for another 2-3 minutes. remove from flame. Squeeze some lemon juice and mix well.
Recipe Notes

    Enjoy this side dish with rice and sambar.

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  1. looks so delicious,..


    This version sounds very easy and delicious! Have to try this out!

  3. That is one superb recipe,looks delicious!US Masala

  4. Hamaree Rasoi

    Hi SowmyaPodimas look so delicious. Wonderfully made.Deepa Hamaree Rasoi

  5. I love podimas and this version souds so simple and yummy. will have to try it out soon.

  6. Priya Suresh

    Delicious podimas, i would like to have with sambar rice..

  7. jeyashrisuresh

    onions in podimas sounds new and will try this version

  8. Aruna Manikandan

    hmmm…love this podimas 🙂

  9. It looks too yummy!!

  10. rekhas kitchen

    Simple recipe but looks so delicious..

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  12. This is a favorite at home. I don’t add onions. Looking at your pic, I am tempted to add next time.

  13. I make mine the exact same way, looks delicious !


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