An easy, healthy and delicious South Indian stir-fry using banana stem, coconut, and spices. Perfect for Onam!
A delicious and healthy South Indian curry made with banana stem, coconut and spices. It is also known as vazhaithandu poriyal, vazha pindi thoran and arati doota koora.
It is a mildly spiced curry or side dish that can be served with rice or roti.
If you are looking for kerala onam sadya recipes, you can include this dish.
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How to make vazhaithandu poriyal recipe below:
Vazhaithandu Poriyal Recipe – Banana Stem Curry
- 2 cups chopped Banana Stem
- 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut
- 6-8 Shallots or 1 medium onion
- 2 Green Chillies
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Red Chilli
- 1 sprig Curry Leaves
- 1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder
- Salt to taste
- Chop the banana step into thin discs and remove the fiber. Keep the slices immersed in water mixed with a tablespoon of curd.
- Chop the slices into small pieces.
- In a vessel, add the chopped banana stem, salt, turmeric powder and water and cook until the pieces are soft. Drain and set aside.
- Grind the shallots, green chillies, cumin seeds and coconut into a little coarse paste and set aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and urad dal and let them splutter. Then add the curry leaves and red chilli to it and fry for a couple of seconds.
- Now add the ground coconut mixture and fry for a couple of minutes.
- Add the cooked banana stem and mix.
- Adjust the salt and fry for 1 -2 minutes.
- Turn off the flame and serve hot with rice or roti.