Vazhakkai (Raw Banana / Plantain) Fry

Vazhakkai (Raw Banana / Plaintain) - 1 or 2 - cut into very small cubes
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp
Asafoetida - 1 small pinch
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Salt to taste

In a microwave safe bowl, place the cut vazhakkai and mix in the powders, asafoetida and salt with some oil.
Microwave for a minute and mix well.
Add more oil when needed and keep microwaving for one-minute durations for 10 minutes.
Keep checking and stirring the plantain.
Remove when it looks cooked but not smashed.
In a kadai, add little oil, spluter the mustards and fry the curry leaves.
Add the vazhakkai and fry for few minutes.
Serve with rice and sambhar!

This is a healthier way to eat fried veggies since very less oil is used when done in microwave.
Try this out even if u hate raw banana like meā€¦and trust me, u will love it!