Sunday, June 17, 2012

Valakkai Puttu (Plantain/Raw Banana Puttu)

One of the very easy and tasty recipes of all, and also my hubbies favorite. Very simple to make and this has no spices added to it, like we add dry powders for poriyal/sabzi. We add only finely chopped green chillies for spice. Just the plantains taste makes it delicious. Adding urad dal little more, makes this recipe more crunchy. My mom used to make this very often. Whenever I get plantain, I make bajji/fritters with this. But my hubby prefer doing this very often. Even my daughter like this, as it is not much spicy and tastes good.


Raw Banana/Plantain - 1 big or 2 small
Onion - 1 medium (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 2 (finely chopped)
Curry leaves - 1sprig
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp


1) First cook the plantain in water for about 6 to 8 minutes.

2) Once the skin color changes, remove it and let it cool. Peel off the skin (it comes very easily) and grate the plantain.

3) Now heat a pan, add oil and mustard. Once it splutters, add urad dal, curry leaves, onion and green chillies.

4) Saute it for a minute and add the grated plantain.

5) Add necessary salt and just mix it well. Let it be in the flame for about 2 mins, by gently stirring it.

Plantain puttu is ready to taste.


  1. Hi Kavi ,

    plantain puttu looks delicious and

    neat presentation Kavi:)

  2. Very innovative & delicious puttu..Thanx for linking it to Kerala Kitchen:-)

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  3. That sounds very unique Kavitha, sounds very delicious :)
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  4. looks simple and delicious ,..I use to have this in my college days from one of my friend's lunch box... will be so delicious...

  5. Looks cool and simple to do..

  6. Yummy!

  7. simple and easy receipe kavitha...i am going to try this....

  8. very simple and delicious recipe..

  9. Raw banana puttu looks yummy. You have also a lovely blog...

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  10. puttu looks inviting and delicious:)

  11. this curry looks very delicious. you are right adding urad dal gives nice crunchy texture to it

  12. sounds very delicious...raw banana puttu looks inviting!!
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  13. Super tempting puttu, looks so yummy.

  14. Yesterday i tried this dish and it came out very hubby liked it very much...Thanks for sharing the receipe kavitha...

    1. thanks for giving a try....also very glad that you all loved it :)

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