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Monday, April 12, 2010

PLANTAIN STEM MORKOOTU


INGREDIENTS:

Plantain stem (Vazhaithandu) - 2 cups
Thick curd (slightly sour) - 1 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Dry red chillies - 2 or 3
Scraped coconut - 4 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - as per taste

For tempering:
Oil - 1 tsp.

Hing - a generous pinchMustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Curry leaves - few

METHOD:

Chop plantain stem into small cubes and boil it in little water alongwith a pinch of turmeric powder and required amount of salt. Drain the boiled water completely. (Do not discard this water. I take this water with a little pepper powder and a healthy soup is ready).

Churn the curd . Grind together, dry red chillies, cumin seeds and scraped coconut to a smooth paste and add it to the churned curd, alongwith a little salt. Add in the plantain stem and allow it to boil for a couple of minutes. Switch off the stove. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. This is an excellent side dish for south indian meals and goes well as a side dish for adais & chapathis.

27 comments :

  1. You r having yummy blog.Following you.

    Happy blogging...

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  2. I too make same way except i temper in coconut oil :)

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  3. Glad I checked out your interesting blog. Look forward to following you here. Have a great day.

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  4. Healthy n nutritious recipe for hot summer...!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Dear Shanthi,
    This is one of my favorite dishes.When in India we used to enjoy this dish a lot.Nice picture of the dish.

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  6. woo looks so good...thesdays i dont get that veggie here..ur click looks soo tempting... yumm

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  7. Simple and delicious...never tried making it...now quite tempting

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  8. I am craving for it now.One of my favorite.Vazhathandu is one vegetable we miss here.

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  9. Slurpp, tempting morkootu..looks fantastic.

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  10. wow valathandu kootu looks mouthwatering shanthi.

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  11. i liked the recipe a lot, so easy to do yet very nice to have as well

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  12. I love plaintain stem..looks really yummy!!!

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  13. Great dish Shanthi..miss all these veggies here..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  14. I need to ascertain first what plantain stems are! then I will no doubt adore this flavorful and healthy dish!

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  15. thanks for stopping by! u have a nice space too. will be following u :)

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  16. This is a new dish for me...never nade any thing of plantain stem....the recipe looks very tasty and healthy too....have to try this....

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  17. Very healthy and delicious kootu...looks good :)

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some fantastic recipes. Unfortunately, I do not know what all the ingredients are. I guess I have some homework to do. Thanks.

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  19. We get this rarely in our Indian stores here. My mother in law always makes this any time we find it. Looks great!

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  20. Nice mor koottu. My mom used to add raw plantains.
    Healthy dish and a beautiful click! :)

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  21. Very healthy and delicious:-)
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