Thursday, January 14, 2010

Plantain Stem Yoghurt Kootu

Plantain stem is a good source of fiber. It flushes out toxins from our body and prevents constipation. It helps in weight reduction, gives a feeling of fullness as it is rich in fiber. Plantain stem juice (made with buttermilk) is said to cure urinary stones. In our house, we include plantian stem in our diet once in a week for its health benefits.We can make kootu with dal, yogurt kootu, simple vazhai thandu stir fry, raita, salad from tender stems and juice out of plantain stem, all of which I will sharing with you. Today let us learn how to make Vazhai thandu mor kootu or Plantain stem Yogurt kootu following our easy recipe.

Plantain Stem Yogurt Kootu /Vazhaithandu mor kootu

Plantain stem yogurt kootu-Vazhai thandu mor kootu

Vazhaithandu Mor Kootu

Vazhaithandu Mor Kootu-Plantain stem Kootu

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time15 mins 
 Serves2
 Recipe CategorySide dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Plantain stem/Vazhaithandu – 2 cups finely chopped
   Curd/Plain yogurt – 1 cup whisked

   For grinding

   Grated Coconut -1/4 cup
   Jeera /cumin seeds -1 tsp
   Green chillies – 1-2
   Fried gram (pottukadalai) or rice flour or raw rice - 1 tsp (you can use either one for thickening)

   For the seasoning

   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Curry Leaves -few


Preparation

Remove the outer cover of the plantain stem, cut it thinly into rounds removing the thread like fibers with you index finger. Soak it in diluted buttermilk to prevent discolouration. Then chop it into small pieces.

Grind coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies and fried gram to a smooth paste adding little water. You can also use 1 tsp of raw rice instead of rice flour or fried gram for thickening. Soak raw rice in 2 tbsp of water for 15 minutes and grind it along with coconut, jeeer and green chilli

Method

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves, finely chopped plantain stem, salt, turmeric powder and cook until tender. Sprinkle water and stir now and then to prevent it from getting burnt.

Once cooked, add curd, ground paste, mix well and bring it to boil.

Vazhai thandu kootu is ready. It can be served as a side dish for rice.

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41 comments:

  1. Dear Padhu,
    The Kooto looks yummy...lovely presentation!

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  2. Hi. Very good information on the stem. This looks so simple to make. I have no idea about how the stem tastes but surely want to try this for all the benefits that u have mentioned.
    Pari
    http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com

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  3. My favourite kootu with plantain stem,beautiful click Padhu..

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  4. looks delicious and nicely presented as always...u have got a great way to present things beautifully..keep it going...and happy pongal

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  5. I too love this kootuu....looks colorful and tasty Padhu....

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  6. Very nice and funny presentation..looks yummy..:)

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  7. Koottu looks yummy and delicious....

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  8. never tried anything with plantain stem! this looks very yummy..cute pics too..n Thanks for letting me know about Priya's sesame seeds event!! I will surely send my entry.
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com

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  9. Kootu looks yummy. Nice presentaion.

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  10. very good information of the banana stem. we love to eat it in lentils. the recipe looks easy and scrumptious and beautiful decoration as always.

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  11. plaintain stem in yogurt is new to me.. fantastic recipe

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  12. Yummy curry..Nice cute presentation...

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  13. lovely presentation and healthy kootu dear...thanks for sharing the info.

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  14. Never seen a plaintain stem before. How does it looks like? Sounds very healthy.

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  15. Looks so healthy and delicious..loved to have them with plain rice and ghee:

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  16. A didd recipe all together..didnt hear abt ite ver

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  17. Wow thats really cute garnish dear... yummy kootu I love it .

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  18. Kooto looks yummy!!! nice presentation

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  19. This combo is new for me..looks awesome..:-) As usual, cute and creative presentation :-)

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  20. Never tried this...Thanks for the recipe!!

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  21. Nice recipe..curry looks amazingly good..Love plantain stem...we used to make stir fry and smabar but this yogurt based curry is new to me..next time will give a try if i get hold of it.Thnks for sharing.

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  22. Padhu - this looks wonderful - my dad's favorite. Its wonderful that you make some form of this every week - so good!

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  23. I haven't heard of plantain stem before. We use plenty of plantains though. Looks good, I love you presentation:) I want to try it!!

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  24. Never did with yogurt plantain stem- oh we miss badly this veggie!

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  25. Looks really healthy and delicious.

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  26. the dish looks so yummy,iloved all your clicks.Very creative

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  27. hey padhu this is very intersting recipe...nice presentatn 2

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  28. Vazhaithandu mor kootu looks very nice. Pic is too good. You rightly pointed out the health benefits of vazhaithandu. Thx for sharing this recipe. I make molagootal with thuvar dal and coconut. Will post it sometime :):)

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  29. ummmm....this looks so lovely...indeed Plantain stem is very healthy and contains lot of nutrients...we generally make a curry with it...but lovely learning this new recipe...delicious shot too...!

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  30. Looks yum!! One of my favourite dish. nice blog, will keep in touch.

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  31. Wow! that looks and sounds healthy and delicios! What a beautiful presentation!

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  32. Hi Padhu

    first time here...dish looks so yummy..i want to try it,where do you get plaintain stem..

    cheers and do visit
    http://joyofcooking247.blogspot.com

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  33. That looks so delicious and yummy!

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  34. Wonderful presentation ! Lovely snaps !

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  36. i love the presentation , great click & recipe

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  37. nice presentation..very cute.

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  38. This is a very new dish to me! Very interesting! :)

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    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  40. Lovely presentation and love the yogurt curry... It looks mouthwatering....

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  41. Cute presentation there. Plantain and yogurt, sounds delicious.

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