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Vazakka Olathiyathu (Raw Banana with coconut pieces, Kerala Recipe)

Vazakka Olathiyathu (Raw Banana with coconut pieces)

This is again my mother in laws recipe. Its one of the best vazakka (raw banana) dish I have tasted. Its simple to prepare and tastes good.

Vazakka Olathiyathu Recipe


  • Raw banana – 4 small (250g)
  • Small onion – 4
  • Red Chilli powder – ¾ – 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Sliced coconut pieces (thengakothu) – ¼ cup
  • Oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt

(Note: 1 cup = 250 ml, Vary the amount of chilli as per your spice level)


  1. Cut banana into 1 inch long thin pieces.
  2. Add cut banana and sliced coconut pieces, salt and ¼ cup of water in a cooker and mix well.
  3. Cover cooker with lid, without putting the cooker whistle.
  4. Steam the same for 3-4 minutes or until banana is cooked.
  5. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and add sliced small onions and curry leaves.
  6. Once onion becomes soft add ginger garlic paste cook for 2-3 min.
  7. Add red chilli and turmeric powder and cook for 2-3 min.
  8. Add cooked banana, salt if required and cook for another 2-3 mins. Serve hot.


  • Add 1 tsp of turmeric into a bowl of water. Put cut banana in to the same so that the colour doesn’t change.


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