Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Plantain stem(Vazhathandu) Kootu with Butter Milk

Plantain stem kootu with butter milk:

Required Items:

  • Vazhathandu/plantain stem-1(of 25 cm height)
  • Chana dal-1/4 cup..soaked for 30 minutes in warm water.
  • Green chilli-1(slitted)
  • Dry Red chilli-2
  • Curry leaves-8
  • Mustard-1/2 spoon
  • Butter milk-1 cup or Curd -6 spoons
  • Turmeric powder-a pinch

Method:

Remove the outer skin of the plantain stem and cut into small sized cube's.

Add 3 spoons of curd to half a glass of water, stir well, add salt to it and soak the plantain stem in the butter milk solution for 15 minutes in a bowl.

Now add the drained chana dal, turmeric powder and a slitted green chilli to the plantain stem and pressure cook it.(4 whistles will do).

Now season it with mustard and curry leaves. add the remaining curd and salt. mix well and serve it with hot Rice.

along with bitter gourd chips....
Plantain stem/vazhathandu is very good for health as it dissloves kidney stones, it should be cooked once a month atleast.

Soon i will post the recipe for banana flower/vazha poo usili.

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