Friday, March 4, 2011

Plantain pith and Coconut medley

Vazhai Thandu Mor Kootu is on of the yummy ways to eat this healthy pith.The fibre reserves in this is ideal for weight loss.   

Banana Stem-2 cups
Buttermilk-1 cup
Salt to taste

For grinding
Coconut-1/4 cup                 
Green chili-1
Cumin seeds-1tsp

For tempering
Coconut oil-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig

Cut the outer covers of the stem and dice the inner core into bits.You can rub your hands with oil to prevent stickiness and stain.While dicing the bits remove the fibre from the pith.The aruvamane(vegetable knife) is the best tool for this.  I have cut them up into roundels because I fancied it that way!Take curd and water churn to make watery buttermilk.Add the pith pieces and salt.Pressure cook this.In a mixer add the ingredients to be ground.Add this to the buttermilk.Now comes the tricky part.You have to careful while adding curd into this mixture.You have to reduce the flame and stir in the curd in high heat the curd will break.To temper the ingredients you can use coconut oil to give it a nice flavour.Add in the tempered ingredients and enjoy.


  1. Have tasted this in a health restaurant..will try it soon

  2. My fav one with vatha kuzhambhu.nice traditional recipe

  3. My hubby loves this kuzhambhu. I love the designs you made. looks very nice.

  4. Wow that sounds very authentic. Loved your post!

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  5. Wow..I luv plaintain pith,i had it like kootu only...Did u drew this kolam??...Luks so pretty..


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