VAZHAI THANDU KOOTU I PLANTAIN/BANANA STEM DAL CURRY I CLEANING OF PLANTAIN STEM

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Hi friends, here is the simple and healthy recipe with plantain/banana stem as called as Vazhai Thandu in Tamil. Plantain stem is very healthy for kidney disorders and even you can make juice out of it and can drink with dash of spices.

My mom used to buy the plantain stem or flower weekly once and I always love the stem or flower in the form of kootu, its like hidden way of having the stem, for picky eater like me. 

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Category
Side Dish
Regional
South Indian  
Preparation Time
20 Minutes
Cooking Time
25-30 Minutes
Servings
4-5
Source – My Mom

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INGREDIENTS
Plantain Stem – 1
Moong dal – ½ Cup
Turmeric powder – ¼ Tsp
Castor oil – 1 Tsp
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp  
Urad dal – 1 Tsp
Green chillies – 4, chopped
Curry leaves – Few
Shallots, chopped – ½ Cup
Coconut, scraped – 2 Tbsp

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METHOD
Plantain Stem Cleaning
  • Cut the outer layer of the stem.
  • Cut the stem into thin discs, you can see the fibers between the dish and other part of the stem.
  • Roll the fibers around your index finger as I shown in the picture.  
  • Put the disc in a bowl of water, to avoid browning. Continue the process, till the last part of the stem.
  • Now chop the discs into small pieces and put it in water.
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Preparation of Kootu
  • Boil 2 cups of water with turmeric powder and castor oil then add washed moong dal and allow cooking.
  • When the dal 3/4th cooked, add chopped plantain stem and allow cook on medium flame.
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  • Now heat oil in pan; add mustard, urad dal wait for sputter.
  • Add green chillies and curry leaves following by add shallots sauté it till transparent.
  • Then add grated coconut and fry it for one minute.
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  • Now add the tempered ingredients to the plantain stem and dal mixture and allow cooking till stem turns tender.
  • Switch off the flame and serve it hot… 

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Healthy plantain stem dal kootu...



8 comments:

  1. This is my fav and we put the chopped pieces in diluted buttermilk to avoid oxidation.this is good for intestinal cleaning

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  2. me to love this kootu a lot...appetizing

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  3. My fav banana stem......yummy and delicious curry.

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  4. The preparation is somthing different from what we usually prepare. I am jealous of you after seeing the small onions. I am missing here so much.

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  5. Mmm...How I am missing all our country vegetables...can't find vazhai thandu here...Nice recipe Viji

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  6. Healthy and delicious kootu.. looks comforting..

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  7. Very different kootu, healthy kootu Viji.

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