Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vazhaithandu poriyal | Banana stem stir fry

Banana stem poriyal is one of the easiest  and healthy poriyal.Banana stem is rich in potassium and vitamin B6, which helps the production of insulin(source:wiki) . So it' good to include this veggie once in a while.
Apart from cutting the veggie, the recipe takes only 15 mins to make. It goes well with sambar/Kara kulambu. 

Vazhaithandu Poriyal

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Banana stem / Vazhaithandu - 1 cup (chopped)

Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Red chili - 3/4 nos
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp each
Butter milk - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 11/2 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.

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