Vazhaithandhu Morkootu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 - Medium sized - Vazhaithandhu/Banana Stem/ Plantain Stem
  • 3-4 tbsp - Coconut
  • 1/4 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 3-4 Green chillies
  • 2-3 tbsp - Yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp - Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp - Coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Urad dal
  • 1 - Red chilli.

How to Make Vazhaithandhu Morkootu

  • Cut the banana stem into roundels and take out the fibre and cut them into cubes.
  • Then put the chopped vazhaithandhu into water.
  • Add 1 tbsp of butter milk to this water.
  • Now drain the excess water. Add the chopped vazhaithandhu to a pan, add salt and cook on a medium flame until tender.
  • Meanwhile, grind the coconut, green chilli and jeera into a fine paste. Add a little water to this.
  • Now add this paste to the cooked vazhaithandhu. Mix well.
  • Let it boil for a minute.
  • Temper with mustard seeds, urad dal and red chilli.
  • Just before serving beat the yogurt and add it to the morkootu.
  • Garnish with fresh curry leaves.
  • Serve with any spicy gravy.
  • Recipe courtesy: Jeyashri's Kitchen