Saturday, May 20, 2006

Plantain Stem ( Vazhanthandu )Upperi

My father always insisted us on eating Plantain stem (vazhathandu) as it is a good source of Dietary Fibre. We use to relish them when my mom cooksit this way.

  • Plantain - 200 gms ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt

To dry grind

  • ¼ Cup Rice

For seasoning

  • 1 ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp split black gram
  • 20 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp oil


Remove fibre from plantain stem. Cut into small cubes and place in a bowl of water.

Fry the rice in a pan until it turns light golden brown and dry grind it.

Boil the plantain in 2 cups of water with turmeric powder and salt. Once it’s cooked, remove it and drain the water.

Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, on spluttering add black gram, curry leaves, pepper powder and the ground rice powder. Sauté it for 2 minutes, finally add the cooked plantain stem and mix them well.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Vazhathandu upperi is ready to be served.


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