9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Vaazhaithandhu Kari

Friday, September 28, 2012

Vaazhaithandhu Kari

I am so excited to do this guest post for Jagruti of JCO. I wanted to do an authentic recipe and chose this vegetable which is very healthy and tastes amazing. Jagruti has such a nice blog with so many events, variety of recipes from sweets to fried rice to biscotti. I wonder where does she get the idea for these events and recipes. Simply amazing. When I am in her blog, I love to spend so much time reading the recipes, may be even if I have read it before... It has a nice story, amazing drool worthy pictures and easy to follow recipe.Vaazhaithandhu (Banana stem in English) is a very fiber rich vegetable. There are lot of interesting things I can relate to banana. One - my amma says “ஆளை இள்ளைக்குமாம் கீரை தண்டு, ஆணையே இள்ளைக்குமாம் வாழை தண்டு” - meaning people will slim down if they eat spinach, but elephant itself will slim down if it eats this banana stem. Another is the song from MGR Film – “ தனையே குடுப்பதில் வாழைக்கு ஈடு” – meaning – “self sacrifice like the banana tree which gives everything”. You can use all the parts of the tree. Like the leaf can be used as a plate, banana, plantain, banana stem, banana flower - all can be eaten by humans. This is very easy kari. The tedious or the time consuming part is the cutting of this vegetable. I am not sure if I can say it to be a vegetable. It is a stem.
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8 comments :

  1. Haven't heard about this dish before...but I must say it looks appetizing! Awesome guest post!

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  2. Delicious Banana stem curry, you are right, banana plant is useful from head to toe.

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  3. Never tried this dry version... Thanks for sharing...
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  4. very healthy n my fav veggie....

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  5. Such a healthy kari Sowmya, regarding ur q'n about red rice idiyappam,yes you can use any kind of rice flour;

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  6. So healthy and yummy curry! I love every part of banana tree too
    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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