May 12, 2008

Banana Stem pachadi - Vaazhathandu pachadi

This pachadi is made out of banana stem. We call it vaazhathandu in tamil. Here is the recipe

  1. Vaazhathandu or Banana stem - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  2. Curd - 1 cup
  3. oil - 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. asafoetida powder - a pinch
  7. Curry leaves - few
First chop the banana stem into very small pieces. add it immediately to curd, add salt to it and mix it well. Now take a small pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add curry leaves and asafoetida powder to it and fry it till golden brown. Pour it on top of curd+banana stem mixture. Now vazhathandu pachadi is ready to serve. This is also a raita.

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