Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe – Banana Stem Raita

The Vazhaithandu Pachadi – Banana Stem Raita is a healthy recipe with the Banana Stem added raw to the yogurt and seasoned with mustard seeds. Banana Stem is known as Vazhaithandu in Tamil and is a super nutritious root to have. The Vazhaithandu is rich is fiber and nutrients and when combined with yogurt is great for stomach ailments.  Banana Stem, Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Green Chillies, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), White Urad Dal (Split), Curry leaves, Salt, Oil   1 cup Banana Stem , cut into small dices (with outer thick skin removed) 2 cups Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , whisked 1 or 2 Green Chillies 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped Salt , to taste Oil , for seasoning     15   15     To begin making the Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe, we will first whisk the yogurt with salt.Add in the diced banana stem in to the whisked yogurt and keep aside.Heat 1/2 a teaspoon of oil in a small pan; add in the mustard seeds and split white urad dal. Allow the seeds to crackle and saute till the dal turns brown. Once done add in the green chillies and curry leaves and stir for a few secondsAdd the seasoning into the Vazhaithandu Yogurt mixture and give it a good stir. Check for salt levels and adjust to suit your taste.The Vazhaithandu Pachadi is now ready to be served. Serve the Vazhaithandu Pachadi along with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetable Sambar  and for a weekday meal.