Vazhai Thandu (Banana Stem) Pachadi


  • Vazhai Thandu (Banana Stem) – 4 inch length
  • Green Chilies – 2 Nos
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste
  • Thick curd – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – few


  1. Cut the stem into thin rounds and remove the excess thread. Then chop the round stems into small pieces and put it in water. Put the pieces in a idli plate and steam it for five to ten minutes. Or you can put the pieces in boiling water and cook it for five minutes.
  2. Chop the green chillies. Put the cooked banana stem in a bowl and add salt and green chillies. Beat the curd well and add it to the banana stems and mix well. Season it with mustard seeds. Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. Loved this snapshot and the recipe; we do make a lot of things from Banana Stem: Upperi/ Kondattams = dried vadi's but this was a pleasant surprise!

  2. We like Vazhai Thandu kootu but this was a real surprise!Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Arthi Prathi

    Vazhai Thandu kootu came out very well. This is the first time I am trying it, and the taste is awesome.

    Your receipes were so simple and perfect. All the best

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