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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe / Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi / Valaithandu Raita / Banana Stem Raita

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Vazhaithandu Raita
Tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard and urad dal - each 1/2 tsp
Red chilly broken -1
Curry leaves few
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Green chilly -1
Cumin/Jeera - 1/8 tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped tender Vazhaithandu / Banana Stem - 1 cup
( click HERE  to see how to clean the banana stem)
Chopped onion - 2 tsp
Curry and coriander leaves for garnish
Salt to taste
Curd - 1 cup
Method
Add salt and the ground paste to the curd mix and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the onion and banana stem saute for a minute and switch off the stove.
Usually banana stem is eaten raw so do not fry too much.
Cool and add it to the curd mixture mix it well,garnish with curry /coriander leaves.
I usually like to serve cold with plain rice

Version 2 in making Valaithandu Pachadi
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Tempering
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Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Red chilly broken -1
Curry leaves few
Hing - a generous pinch

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
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Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Green chilly -1
Cumin/Jeera - 1/8 tsp
Ginger a small piece

Other ingredients
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Chopped tender Vazhaithandu / Banana Stem - 1 cup
Curry and coriander leaves for garnish
Salt to taste
Curd - 1 cup

Method
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Add salt and pour some water to the banana stem and cook till soft.Grind green chillies,coconut,jeera and ginger to a fine paste.Add the ground paste to the cooked vegetable and switch off the stove.
Heat oil in a pan and temper,pour the  tempering into the cooked vegetable.Add curd,coriander leaves and mix well.
Enjoy with rice.

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