Sunday, March 2, 2014

Vazhathandu Poriyal /வாழைத்தண்டு பொரியல்


banana stem(vazhai thandu) - 1 medium sized length
green chillies - 2,3
grated coconut - 1 tbsp
turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

oil - 1 tsp
mustard -1 tsp
channa dhal -1 tsp
curry leaves -1 stalk

(Optional: My mom add powdered sombu-anise in english along with grated coconut.It gives nice flavor to the dish)

  • Make round slices of the banana stem, remove the fibers and cut it into thin and long stripes.
  • In a kadai add 1 tspn oil then add mustard seeds and when it pops up add the splitted green chillies  and channa dhal and fry till it turns light brown. 
  • Add curry leaves and fry for a while. Add the banana stem pieces along with salt and turmeric powder. 
  • Sprinkle a handful of water and cover with a lid. Cook for few minutes. stir well often. 
  • Cook till the banana stems are soft and all the water is absorbed. Add grated coconut and mix well.

       Ready to serve now.Healthy sidedish for sambar sadham, rasam sadham...

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