Vazhaithandu thyvaiyal | Plantain stem chutney

Plantain stem

Vazhaithandu thyvaiyal | Plantain stem chutney is a tasty chutney/ thuvaiyal prepared from plantain stem. It helps in kidney stone treatment. We have already prepared many chutneys which are medicinal like, horse gram chutney for weight loss, methi chutney for diabetic, fennel leaves chutney which helps in digestion, herbal green thuvaiyal, Pudina thuvaiyal and coriander thuvaiyal, with coriander-curry leaves-pudina for digestion and eyesight. I have given all the links at the end of this recipe.


  • vazhaithandu/ plantain stem – 1/2 feet
  • mustard seeds/ Madugula – 1 tsp
  • urad dal/ ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • asafoetida/ perungayam – 1/2 tsp
  • dry red chillies – 2-3
  • tamarind/ puzhi – 1/2 lemon size
  • salt – to taste


1. Chop vazhaithandu into small pieces and put in water mixed with little buttermilk. (This is the method usually followed, while chopping vazhaithandu because it prevents the vegetable from changing colour)

2. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan.

3. Add mustard seeds, and when it splutters add urad dal. When it turns golden yellow, add asafoetida and red chillies.

4. Now add vazhaithandu (after draining water)  and fry till water in it evaporates completely and it becomes dry. Stop before it sticks to pan.

5. Switch off the stove, cool to room temperature and grind well adding tamarind and salt.

6. Serve along with idli or dosa as side dish.

Vazhaithandu thyvaiyal | Plantain stem chutney
Vazhaithandu thyvaiyal | Plantain stem chutney

For other chutney recipes with medicinal value in my website click on the links below

1. Herbal green thuvaiyal recipe | Chutney

2. Fennel leaves chutney recipe | sombu chedi thuvaiyal

3. Vendhaya Keerai | Methi Chutney recipe | வெந்தய கீரை

4. Coriander thuvaiyal recipe | kothamalli chutney | Dhania

5. Kollu paruppu kuzhambu | Horsegram chutney recipe

6. Pudina Thuvayal Recipe | Mint | புதினா துவையல்

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