Banana Stem Dal Curry / Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

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Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Banana Stem Dal Gravy ( Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu ) is very rich in fiber and useful for weight loss.

This has to be cleaned a particular way to remove the excess fiber or it will be difficult to eat it. So lets first see how to clean and cut banana stem.

How to clean banana stem / vazhai thandu with step by step pictures

Remove the outer most layer

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Make a thin slice and you will be able to see the fiber like shown below.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Using finger or fork, start twirling and pulling the fiber out.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Repeat this step for every slice.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Chop the slices into small pieces. The pieces will get discolored and turn dirty brown in color if exposed to atmosphere. So have a bowl of diluted buttermilk ready and drop the pieces into bowl as soon as they are cut.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Cook and mash dal (moon dal or toor dal). You can cook it with garlic and tomatoes.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

How to make vazhai thandu poriyal

Heat oil and temper with mustard seeds and red chilies. Fry curry leaves and onions and green chilies.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Add turmeric powder and cumin seed powder.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Scoop out the banana stem pieces from the buttermilk and add and stir fry for a few minutes.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Add some of the butter milk if necessary.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Vazhai thandu poriyal (fry) is ready. This can be had as a side dish for rice. Next lets make Vazhai thandu kootu (curry) with dal.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

Vazhai thandu kootu (curry) with dal

Once the poriyal is ready, add cooked and mashed dal.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu KootuMix and allow it to simmer. Enjoy with rice.

Banana Stem Dal Curry Vazhai Thandu Paruppu Kootu

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