Sep 15, 2008

Vazhai thandu mor kootu

Vazhai thandu called plantain stem in English. It is good for kidney stone & weight reduction.

Vazhai thandu - 4” long (appx) stem
Curd - ½ cup
Salt - (as per taste)

For grinding
G.chilli - 3 nos
Coconut (grated) - 3 Tbs
Curry leaves - 5 counts
Rice flour - 2 tsp

Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Jerra - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 2 pinch

In a bowl add ¾ cup of water with 1 tbs of curd, cut the vazhaithandu into small pieces & put it into curd water. Now cook the vazhaithandu with the same water; after it becomes soft add grinded paste (coconut, g.chilli. curry leaves, rice flour), stir it well & let it cook for 5 minutes, temper it with above mentioned ingredients. Churn curd & add it into the kootu after 15 minutes. Can try the same method with poosanikai(ash gourd) also


  1. Pon...9/21/2008

    Dear Viji,

    Congrats for the blog...

    Mor kootu is tempting. Reminding me of Amma.

    All the other recipes are good, too.

    Expecting all your specialities..

  2. Pon
    Thanks a lot for ur wishes & comment.