Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vazhaithandu poriyal | Banana stem stir fry

Vazhaithandu Poriyal, a delicious and healthy stir fry made from the banana stem poriyal. It is one of the easiest  and healthy poriyal that goes well with a typical South Indian lunch meal. 

Banana stem is rich in potassium and vitamin B6, which helps the production of insulin(source:wiki) . Hence it's  often recommended by physicians for diabetic patients to keep their sugar level in control.  More than that, it's so delicious and it's become a part of our diet for centuries.

Since the banana stem has a lot of fibers, cutting and removing them takes time compared to other vegetables. Apart from chopping time, the recipe takes only 15 mins to make.

Ok, now let's check out on how to make this delicious banana stem poriyal.

Vazhaithandu Poriyal | Banana Stem Stir fry

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Vazhaithandu Poriyal, Banana Stem Stir Fry Vazhaithandu poriyal, a delicious and healthy stir fry made from banana stem stir fry.
Banana stem / Vazhaithandu - 1 cup (chopped)
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Red chili - 3 
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp each
Butter milk - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 1 & 1/2 to 2 tbsp


First take  the banana stem, remove the outer layers and then cut into thin circles. While cutting , you can see the fiber like thread in between, remove that fiber.
Then cut the circles into small pieces and put it in the butter milk.
Heat the pan with oil, add mustard & urad dal, once mustard splutters, add the red chili, onions and saute well, then add the banana stem along with butter milk. Now add required salt and close the pan and cook it.
Once the banana stem is cooked add the grated coconut and mix well .
Switch off the flame and serve this healthy poriyal along with sambar / kara kulambu.

Related : How to make Vazhaipoo poriyal/Banana flower stir fry

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