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Vazhaithandu - Banana Stem Kootu Recipe

Vazhaithandu - Banana Stem Kootu is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Monday, 20 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3.5 based on 100 votes


  • 1/2 cup - Moong dal
  • 2 cups - Banana steam (chopped)
  • 1 Onion(chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tsp - Mustard seeds+Urad dal
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • To roast and grind:
  • 1 tbsp - Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 5 Dry Red Chillies
  • 3 tbsp - Grated Coconut
  • How to Make Vazhaithandu - Banana Stem Kootu:

    1. Roast and grind all the ingredients given under the list 'to roast and grind' as fine powder.
    2. Meanwhile pressure cook the moong dal, chopped banana stem with turmeric powder and salt with enough water for up to 3 whistles.
    3. Keep aside until the steam gets released.
    4. Heat enough oil, splutter the mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida powder, red chillies until brown.
    5. Now add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, curry leaves and saute until the onions turn translucent.
    6. Add the cooked dal-banana stem mixture and prepared spice powder to the onions. Cook everything for few minutes and turn off the stove.
    7. Serve hot with papads along with rice or simply with rotis and dosas.
    8. Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipe


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