Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vazhaithandu Chaat

#VazhaithanduChaat  [ #VazhaithanduBhel ] : Nowadays from old people to young ones crave for #Chaat [ #chat ] - a spicy mixture of grated raw vegetables, masala powders and puffed rice. Chaat lovers used to go to street shops to enjoy their favorite chaats. Venders are doing brisk business by selling different combinations of chaat items at street corners and road junctions. These chaat shops come alive only in the evenings and close by night. Actually chaats are more healthier food than vadai, bajji or bonda. This is also one of the ways to consume raw vegetables. We can easily prepare it hygienically at home from commonly availlable ingredients.
I have included #vazhaithandu [ #BananaStem ] along with carrot, onion, tomato and coriander leaves for its health benefits. Vazhaithandu is full of fiber and diuretic in nature. It is rich in potassium and vitamin B6.
So add vazhaithandu as much as possible to get the benefits.

Vazhaithandu chaat [ banana stem chaat ]

Ingredients :
1/2 cupPuffed rice [ arisi pori ]
1/2 cupPuffed corn [ chola pori ]
1/3 cupCarrot grated
1/2 cupVazhaithandu nicely chopped
1 small sizeTomato, chop nicely
1 small sizeOnion, chop nicely
1/4 cupCoriander nicely chopped
Powders & sauce :
1/2 TspCoriander powder
1/2 TspCumin powder
2 pinchesTurmeric powder
1/4 TspRed chilly powder
1/4 TspChaat powder
1/4 TspSalt
1/2 TspRock salt
1/2 TspSweet & sour tamarind chutney
1/4 TspHoney

The measurement of ingredients given above are  only for reference.
You can add according to your taste and availability.

Method :
Take all ingredients barring puffed rice and puffed corn in a wide mouthed vessel.
Mix well with a long ladle.
Finally add puffed rice and puffed corn and mix well.
Adjust salt and chilly powder.
Transfer into a serving bowl topped with coriander leaves.
Tasty n spicy vazhaithandu chaat.
Enjoy freshly prepared chaat.

Vazhaithandu chaat [ banana stem chaat ]

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