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Vazhaithandu Chutney

Vazhaithandu Chutney
Plantain stem is rich in potassium and hence it helps to improve immunity. It has Astringent quality which helps in blood clotting. It regulates pressure, controls diabetes and detoxifies body. It is one of the main foods to add to our diet.

Today's recipe is for those people, who are looking for alternative for Vazhaithandu kootu. This chutney will be very much spicy  and everyone will love it for sure. One of the best ways to include healthier vazhaithandu in a tastier way. Here you go!!

vazhaithandu chutney

Recipe For :2

Preparation Time : 30 minutes


 Chopped Vazhaithandu    - Around a cup (Plantain Stem)
Urad Dal                           - 2 tsp
Garlic Pods                       - 2
Dry Red Chili                   - 2
Salt                                    - As required
Tamarind                           - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds                   - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal                            - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves                     - few
Oil                                      - 1 tbsp


  • First comes cleaning procedure of vazhaithandu. Its quite easy. First chop vazhaithandu into thick round slices and while chopping it, you will see fibers in between the slices. Remove it using your fingers in circular motion.  Now place chopped and fiber removed plantain slices in a bowl of butter milk. Butter milk is used to prevent plantain from changing its color. You can also replace butter milk with little lemon juice added water.
  • Chop finely plantain slices and again add it to butter milk or lemon juice added water.
  • Now take few barbecue skewers. Wash and tie it at one end. Use this to remove some more fibers from chopped plantain stem. Just rotate in circular motion with the skewer bundle in the bowl. Fibers will stick to the bundle. Remove it. Repeat the above step for some more time, till all the fibers are removed. 
  • Heat oil in a pan.  Add urad dal, dry red chili and garlic pods to it.
  • After the dal turns golden brown, add chopped plantain stem. Saute for 7 to 10 minutes till plantain stem is cooked well. Add enough salt, tamarind and switch off the flame.
  • After everything is cooled down, grind it adding little water.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves to it. When they splutter add it to chutney. Enjoy with Idli, Dosai or Chapathi of your choice.