This poriyal is made from the stem part of the banana tree. This is very useful for health. It is told that it cures kidney stone problem. I make it atleast once in 15 days. You can also make juice out of this and drink it. It cures stomach ailments.
Vazha thandu – 1 small piece cut into small pieces
Onion -1 cut into small pieces
For tempering oil. mustard seeds and red chillies
Coconut – 1/2 cup scrapped
Cut the vazha thandu into small pieces and peserve it in dahi water. In a bowl of water add a spoon of dahi, this water will prevent the vazhai thandu from becoming black. Cook the vazha thandu in pressure cooker with little water. When it is done, let it cool and drain off the water. In a frying pan add a little oil and when its hot add the mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves. When the mustard sputters add in the cooked veggie along with some turmeric powder and salt.Stir fry the veggie for some time and when it is done,remove from fire and let it cool. Add the scrapped coconut before you serve and stir well. This goes well with Sambhar or Vatha kulambhu.
source: Vazha Thandu Poriyal