Plantain stem kootu recipe | Vazhlaithandu kootu

Plantain stem kootu recipe | Vazhlaithandu kootu is a tasty side dish for rice, prepared with healthy banana stem, toor dal, coconut, spices and salt. Benefits of banana stem

Ingredients:-

  • plantain stem / banana stem / vazhaithandu- 10 inch piece
  • toor dal / thuvaram paruppu – 1 cup (cooked)
  • red chillies / vara milagai – 3 number
  • urad dal / ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1 tsp
  • grated coconut – 2 tblsp
  • salt / uppu – to taste

Method:-

1. Cook toor dal with 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and keep it ready. Chop plantain stem into fine pieces and put in a container with water mixed with 2 tsp’s of buttermilk.

Chopped plantain stem in water with buttermilk

2. Fry red chillies, urad dal and cumin seeds in 1/2 tsp of oil.

Frying red chillies and urad dal
Frying red chillies and urad dal

3. Grind it into a fine paste along with grated coconut and cumin seeds.

Grated coconut and cumin seeds with fried red chillies and urad dal
Grated coconut and cumin seeds with fried red chillies and urad dal
Ground ingredients in the mixie jar
Ground ingredients in the mixie jar

4. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add curry leaves.

Seasoning in pan
Seasoning in pan

5. Now add chopped plantain stem and fry. It will release water. Keep in medium flame, close with a lid and stir at intervals. It will take around 5-7 minutes. At first it releases water and later if it dries sprinkle little water till plantain stem is well cooked.

Chopped plantain stem added
Chopped plantain stem added

6. When plantain stem is well cooked and becomes soft, add ground mixture, cooked toor dal and salt required.

Ground mix, cooked toor dal and salt added
Ground mix, cooked toor dal and salt added

7. Mix well and keep in low flame for 2 more minutes till raw smell leaves.

Plantain stem kootu recipe | Vazhlaithandu kootu
Plantain stem kootu recipe | Vazhlaithandu kootu

8. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve as side dish along with rice

Plantain stem kootu recipe | Vazhlaithandu kootu
Plantain stem kootu recipe | Vazhlaithandu kootu

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