Vazhaika Podi (3 servings)

Raw bananas 3

Tamarind 2 scales

Red chilies 3 or 4

Urad dal  2 tsp

Cocnut 3 tsp

Curry leaves 3 sprigs

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Steam the banas in a cooker till cooked and peel the skin.

On cooling grate the bananas and add turmeric powder to it.

Heat a few drops of oil in a pan and add the chilies and roast them. When the color starts changing, add the dal and roast till an aroma starts. Add the tamarind, coconut and curry leaves and roast till the aroma is strong and coconut starts changing color. Cool t he mix and powder it well in a blender.

Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard. Add asafotida, grated banana, salt and the powdered masala. Stir well over slow fire and cover the mix with a lid. After 5 minutes on slow fire  the podi is ready to serve.

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