Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vazhaithandu Poriyal(Banana Stem Curry)

The consistent rain had made me very lazy to cook.So just browsed my system and I found these photos in my gallery lying for many days.So thought of posting it.This dish is very easy to make and also can be had like a salad.My children have it like a sundal.The banana stem as such has many medicinal uses.Infact many people drink juice of it to reduce their weight.
Banana stem combined with the moong dhal is a healthy combination and a cup of it is enoug for a 11am snack.The dish is quick to make and also calls for very few ingredients...
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Banana Stem-1(of 10 cms)
Pasi Paruppu(Moong Dhal)-3 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder-1/4 Tsp
Salt-To taste
Coconut grated-1 tbsp(Optional)(I haven't added here)
To temper:
Oil-1 Tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 /2 Tsp
Urad dhal whole-1 Tsp
Curry leaves-2 strands
Red Chilli-2(break it into 2-3 pieces)
Asfoetida-a pinch
1.Slice the banana stem into circles first and remove the fibre coming out.Then cut it into small pieces.Soak it in water(u can add little curd to the water)
2.Take out the thandhu from the water and squeeze out the water.Add it to a bowl.To it add the moong dhal,turmeric powder,salt and mix well.
3.Leave it to soak for 10-15 minutes
4.Heat a Pan add oil and after it gets heated add the items mentioned in "To Temper".
5.Then add the sliced onions and saute well.
6.Then add the soaked thandu and the dhal mixture.
7.Don't add any water(the water in it is enough for it to cook)
8.Close it and cook it.Keep checking at regular intervals
9.After 5-10 minutes the dish gets ready to eat
10.If required  grated coconut can be added to taste


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