Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Vendhiya Keerai and Vazhathandu curry / Methi leaves and Raw banana stem curry

Ingredients :

Methi leaves - 1 small bunch

Vazhathandu (Banana stem) - 1medium length

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp 

Hing - a pinch

Green chillies - 3

Salt as required

Oil

Method:

Cut the methi leaves into small pieces and wash nicely.

Peel the outer thick layer of the Vazha thandu (Banana stem) with a peeler.

Cut the stem into round shapes and put  into a vessel with water and also little buttermilk added.

You add buttermilk (1-2 tsps) so that the banana stem does not blacken.

Now cut the Vazhathandu (banana stem) into small cubes.

Take a kadai and season with oil mustard seeds, urad dal, hing and green chillies.

Add the methi leaves and cook till the water evaporates and it is dry and well cooked.

Keep the Vazhathandu (banana stem) pieces in a microwave bowl filled with sufficient water.

Place the microwave bowl in the microwave oven and cook the stem pieces for 8 minutes.

After it is boiled in the microwave remove and mix with the methi leaves.

Add salt and stir for 5 minutes till it blends well together.

The Vendhiya keerai (methi leaves) and Vazhathandu (banana stem) curry is ready.

You can have this curry with sambar rice rasam rice or even as a side dish with chappathis. 

34 comments:

  1. Nice combo! A very healthy curry!

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  2. I haven't tired this combo Indu. Helathy I will try it. Wishing Merry christmas and happy holidays to you and family

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  3. Very healthy side dish. I like methi. Happy to follow you.
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  5. wow this is a rare n delicious combo.. sounds really healthy..

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  6. Mindblowing and super healthy curry,thanks for sharing.

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  7. Very unique combiantion.. loved it!! And looks so healthy!

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  8. A healthy combimation and unique idea..Love your blog and happily following it

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  9. Interesting combination. Anything with methi has a different flavour altogether

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  10. I love both methi & banana stem, haven't been able to get hold of an edible banana stem in ages though. Lovely dish.

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  11. Very unique...never heard before...sounds innovative

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  12. Lovely combo, never tried.., Happy New Year to you and your family

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  15. I like banana stem. This is howeer a different combination

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  16. This is a healthy vegetable and a unique combo of vegetable.

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  17. Healthy combination.Looks interesting

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  19. hey coming across this type of combo for the first time...looks too yummy

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  21. hey,,,great blog u have here..i like this recipe..interesting combo and very healthy!

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