Blog Archives for category Banana

Vazhakai varuval-Present

Raw banana fry – Vaazhakai varuval

  Madurai, my home. Coming from school and eating a plateful of sambar rice with vazhakai varuval (raw banana spicy fry) is one which can never be forgotten. Our school had just two buses then and we were put in the second trip. But second trip in school bus had its own advantages.  Need not hurry to catch the bus after the school hours, can have extra chat with friends, can loiter in other class rooms, can scribble in the class room black boards, can stealthily submit record notebooks in the staff room, can listen to the stories of the gardener, many and many such memories…. By the time we reach home, we will have good appetite. On reaching home, after the few minutes (yeah, FEW minutes) of prettiness-check in the mirror, we will realize the smell of sambar and vaalakai varuval getting reheated in the kitchen. Sitting in front… Continue reading »

Vaazhaipoo vadai - Eat well

Fritters out of Banana blossom – Vaazhaipoo vadai

Fritters out of Banana blossom – Vaazhaipoo vadai Madurai, Gran’ ma’s home When my mom runs out of tomatoes or curry leaves in her kitchen, she used to send me downstairs to my grandma’s house to get some. Being a kid, I run down so fast and when I ask for them to my grandma, she will ask me to take it myself from the fridge. We had a nice gorgeous fridge painted in white. But when I open the fridge, there will be a weird smell and somehow I figured out that it came from a fat, bullet-like, maroon vegetable in the vegetable box. I never had idea what was that maroon thing, or what was inside it, but was sure that it’s a vegetable since it was in the fridge’s vegetable box. I did not bother to ask my grandma what was that vegetable but was hurry fleeing… Continue reading »

banana halwa - vazhaipalam halwa

Banana Halwa – Vazhaipazham halwa – Dessert ideas

Banana Halwa – Vazhaipazham halwa Those days we used to get nice sweet green bananas (pachai vaazhai pazham). Every day after work my dad buys a nice bunch of bananas to home. By the time appa reaches home, mostly I fall asleep. My share will always be there for me the next day. So the next day, I get up with the lovely thought that I have a nice long sweet banana to eat :D. I brush my teeth in a hurry. Grab a small bowl and a spoon from the kitchen. Peel the banana, put it in the bowl, mash it with the spoon, go to the terrace and enjoy the mushy-mushy banana myself…. After enjoying the banana and the birds in the morning I will climb down very happily to get ready for school. This was my affair with banana. But this affair did not last long.  The… Continue reading »