Thursday, August 24, 2017


#VazhaithanduCarrotSoup : #BananaStem is called #Vazhaithandu in Tamil. It is rich in fiber and diuretic in nature. It is rich in potassium and Vitamin B6. It is very low in cholestrol so those who are on diet can consume lot. It is advisable to include vazhaithandu in our daily diet in some form.
I have prepared a tasty soup using vazhaithandu along with carrot.

Ingredients :
1/4 cupVazhaithandu nicely chopped
1/4 cupCarrot grated
3 TspOnion nicely chopped
1 TspGarlic nicely chopped
1 TbspGreen peas boiled [ optional ]
1/2 TspGhee/Butter
1 TbspSoft oats
1/4 cupThick coconut milk [ optional ]
Few stalks of spring onion.

Method :
Heat a kadai on a stove over slow flame.
Add ghee and crackle cumin seeds.
Then add chopped garlic followed by chopped onion.
Saute for a minute and then add grated carrot, boiled green peas and nicely chopped vazhaithandu.
Saute for half a minute and add 1 cup of water.
Simmer till carrot and vazhaithandu becomes tender.
After that add oats and allow to simmer till the liquid turns to porridge consistency.
Finally add coconut milk, salt and chopped spring onion.
Allow to simmer for a minute and then turn off the stove.
Serve hot topping with black pepper powder.

Note :
The quantity of vazhaithandu can be increased according to availability and taste.
A split green chilly can be added if you like it to be spicy.

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