Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Plantain Stem Juice-Vazhai Thandu Juice

Summer is approaching and here is a healthy way to beat the heat. Plantain stem juice is not only very tasty and refreshing, but also very healthy. Plantain stem has many health benefits. It is a rich source of dietary fiber.Because of its high fiber content, it helps to prevent constipation. It is said to be very helpful in case of urinary problems, kidney stones, acidity and ulcer. It also helps in weight reduction. I personally do not like aerated drinks and prefer only natural healthy drinks like buttermilk, tender coconut water, fresh juice etc. Plantain stem juice is one of my favorite drink.

Plantain Stem Juice-Vazhai Thandu JuicePlantain Stem Juice-Vazhai Thandu Juice

Prep time - under 15 mins
Serves -1

Ingredients needed

Plantain chopped - 2 cups
Butter milk - 1 cup + 1/4 cup for grinding
Salt to taste
Roasted Jeera powder -a generous pinch


Plantain StemTake 1 mediun sized plantain stem.Remove the outer covering and discard it.

Cut it into rounds removing the thread like fiber with your finger.

Keep it in diluted buttermilk to prevent discoloration.

Then chop it into small pieces.


Remove the chopped pieces from the buttermilk and grind it with a little water or fresh buttermilk.

Strain it, add the rest of the butter milk and blend again.

Add salt to taste. Sprinkle roasted jeera powder and serve chilled.

More Plantain stem recipes

Vazhai Thandu mor kootu

Plantain Stem Poriyal

Vazhai Thandu Kootu

Indian lunch menuLunch #4 ( South Indian Lunch)

Radish Sambar
Keerai Kootu
Plantain stem stir fry
Lemon ginger pickle

Also refer

Lunch Menu#1
Lunch Menu#2
Lunch Menu#3

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  1. Great way to beat summer heat and I must admit that the lunch menu is very sumptuous :) Pics are great and all items on the menu are my hot fav :)

  2. Healthy drink ! and Love ur Lunch recipes

  3. thanks for sharing a nice recipe .......

  4. Vazhai thandu juice-aaa!!! Never ever ever heard of it!!!! Eating the vegetable is hard work for me!! The juice probably will be easier to consume! :D

  5. Never knew that you can make juice out of plantain stem also. WOnderful

  6. wow that so healthy recipe,love all varieties that u have made...makes me hungry now:)

  7. nice juice recipe. thanks for posting

  8. Nice summer drink...new to me.....lovely lunch plater looks delicious!

  9. We used to prepare without adding the butter milk. Will try this version...

  10. Extremely nostalgic and super healthy post here ! I loved each word of it..Nice meeting you.Happy to add you to my reader..Cheers !

  11. Healthy drink and loved ur lunch menu a lot ..

  12. Very Nice! Keep posting your articles!

  13. Tried at once.... Very nice and nutritious. easy to get away cooking that vegetable

  14. Plantain stem juice is highly alkaline and is one of the healthiest of all drinks. 4 ounce of plantain juice every morning in raw form has is the best. It would cure all kidney ailments.

  15. How to cut the plantain stem without thread

  16. A good drink to remove all the toxins in the body.


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