406. Vazhaith thandu karamani kootu

vazhai thandu karamani kootu

We  all  know the importance of including fibre in our diet regularly. It helps to keep the digestive system healthy, prevents constipation helps to lower cholesterol levels, controls level of blood sugar and protect against some form of cancer. Plantain stem or vazhaithandu  is a rich source of fibre. We have to take it atleast once in a week.

Ingredients required :

Pasi paruppu – 1/2 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Gingerly oil – 1/4 tsp

Vazhaith thandu – 1 small piece

White Karamani – 2 tsp

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Red chilly – 4

Coconut grated – 2 tbs

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Asafoetida powder – 1/4 tsp

Cooking oil – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – One bunch

Method of preparation :

First, we have to pressure cook pasi paruppu with a punch of turmeric powder and 1/4 tsp of gingerly oil.   Also, we have to cook karamani with little water separately. Then, we have to remove the outer covering of the stem and cut it into rounds removing the thread like fibres with our index finger .Then we have to  chop it into small thin pieces and keep it in diluted buttermilk to prevent discolouration.

In a kadai, we have to put cooking oil and do seasoning with mustard seeds and asafoetida. Then, we can add chopped vazhaith thandu and cook well for 10 minutes.  After grinding red chilly, coconut and jeera, we have to add this mixture in the kadai. Then, we can add cooked pasi paruppu and karamani.  We can add salt and cook for 5 minutes  so that everything get mixed well. Finally, we have to put curry leaves and switch off gas.

This vazhaith thandu karamani kootu can be used with rice or as a side dish for chapathi/puri.


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