Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Nutritional contents of raw bananas:

The green banana is the best source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and contains starch content that may help control blood sugar. It manages weight and lowers blood cholesterol levels. 

The resistant starch containing in raw bananas is a kind of starch that cannot be broken by enzymes in our digestive system. So it acts as a dietary fiber. It may reduce the risk of diabetes by aiding in blood sugar control and heart disease by helping in lowering the blood cholesterol levels, according to the article 2010 published in " Pacific Health Dialog."

One cup of raw banana cooked contains 3.6 gm of fiber meeting 14 percent daily value. This fiber content slows digestion helping us feel full longer thereby aiding in weight control. High Potassium in raw banana helps in the control of blood pressure. 

Green bananas are also having vitamin B6 with one cup boiled serving containing 39 % of our daily value. Vitamin B6 is helping for the formation of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen to all over the body. and also aids in the control of blood sugar.

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We start to prepare vazhaikkai podimas right now. It is a very easy and fast method of cooking. It is too delicious to eat with any variety rice or green gram gravy with hot steamed rice.


Raw bananas four
Moong dal one spoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Cooking oil one tablespoon
Shallots six chopped
Green chillies two
Red chilly powder half spoon
Turmeric powder one spoon
Pepper powder one spoon
Curry leaves half cup
Chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste


Clean and wash the raw bananas and cut the two ends of the vegetable.

Peel the entire skin and the inner pulp to be grated into small grates.

Heat the cooking oil  in a wok and add  one spoon of mustard seeds.

Add moong dal, shallots, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric, red chilly powder and saute until the shallots become golden brown. 

Add the banana grates and stir well .

Add required salt and allow to cook without adding water.

Let the flame be lower level and stir fry for three seconds. It will be cooked very fast.

Sprinkle coarse powder of pepper and half pinch of asafoetida.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Yummy and spicy vazaikkal podimas is ready to have with ay variety rice or with simple rice and green gram gravy with hot steamed rice.

Do try to make this quick- fixed stir fry in a flash of time.

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