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VAZHAIKAI PUTTU/PODIMAS

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We cook a lot curries with raw banana . Raw banana fry is the most common dish but today I am going to share with you a simple and easy recipe with it.This recipe requires very little oil. It’s very healthy dish and has high nutritive value.

Ingredient
Raw banana…..2
Onion …..2 or Shallots few
Green chillies 2or 3
Coconut scrapings….2 or 3 tbs.
Oil ……3 tsp
Mustard……1 tsp
Urad dhal……1 tsp
Curry leaves …..a few

salt_ as required

METHOD
1. Cut raw banana into two halves.cook in water.It should be cooked not mushy.That is it should be firm enough to grate or crumble

2.When cool remove skin and grate them.
3.To a pan first add oil then add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal.
4.Now add chopped onions,green chillies and curry leaves.
6. When onion gets sauted add grated banana and coconut. Then add required amount of salt and mix well.

Serve with sambar rice with papad will be the best combination.
Optional: can add 2 or 3 pinch of asafoetida.

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VAZHAITHANDU SALAD/BANANA STEM RAITHA

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Vazhaithandu refers to banana stem or plantain stem. It is very healthy. There are lots of benefits if we eat banana stem.It is very effective against kidney stones. Provides relief for constipation.It is enriched with iron and Vit. B6.

Ingredients
*Vazhaithandu – 1cup
*Curd – 3/4 or 1 cup
*Chillies -1 or 2
*Curry leaves _ a few
*Oil – 1 tbs
*Urad dhal -1 tsp
*Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp

METHOD
1.First remove the skin that is outer ring of banana stem.
2.There are two ways to cut the stem.One cut in circles to remove the extra fibre.
The other one is to chop the banana stem and soak it in curd and you immerse a stick of a handle of the spoon into the curd mixture and circulate it. The extra fibre will come in the spoon.
3. Soak the chopped pieces in buttermilk or lemon juice to retain its color.
Two ways for preparing the salad.

One can eat this as a raw salad.
The other way is to cook the chopped banana stem in buttermilk for few minutes. Then add the seasoning to it.

Optional:

Can grind green chillies in 2 tbs coconut scrapings and mix in raitha.

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Healthy Gothumba Dosai/ Instant wheat flour dosai

Wheat flour dosai also known as gothumba dosai is a common South Indian dosai. It is very easy to prepare.I have added soy flour, cabbage and kasuri methi to increase its nutritive value. Easy to prepare. serve hot or else it may become soggy.
Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour : 1 cup
  • Soy Flour: 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies:2 or 3 according to taste
  • Cabbage : Finely chopped 3 tbs.
  • Onion : 1 finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves:1 tbs
  • Kasuri methi: 1 tbs (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • curry leaves: finely chopped
  • Asafoetida: a pinch
  • Curd : 2 tbs (optional)
  • Oil
  • Mustard and dhal :1tbs
  • Salt : to taste

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Method

Mix wheat flour, soy flour and salt first.

Now add water to this mixture make as dosa batter without any lumps.

Heat oil and add the mustard and dhal when it splutters add green chillies,onion and curry leaves.when onion becomes transparent remove from fire add to batter.

Now add chopped cabbage , asafoetida,methi and chopped coriander leaves also.

Heat dosa tawa.Pour batter in a circular motion and smear some oil around it.

Now flip the dosa and cook for few seconds.

when done remove it.

If you want thick dosa add little water or if you want thin dosai add more water.

Serve hot with chutney.All my family members like this dosai very much you too try and let me know.

Can prepare this dosai even without adding soy flour.

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