Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Plantain Stem / Vazhai Thandu Juice

Plantain Stem Juice is a refreshing, healthy and tasty treat for all!

It helps in managing kidney stones, detoxifying the body and also for weight loss.  It is rich in vitamins & minerals especially high in fiber, vitamin B6 and potassium.

Try this and include in your routine for a healthy living!


Ingredients:

Plantain stem - 1 cup
Curd / Yogurt - ½ cup
Water - to dilute
Salt - to taste
Pepper Powder - ½ tsp
Lemon juice - 1 to 2 tsp (optional)

Directions:

Remove the outer layer of the banana stem.  Cut into roundels, removing the thread like fiber and discard them.  Chop into pieces.



To prevent darkening, put them in a diluted mixture of water and buttermilk.

Take a blender or mixer; add in the plantain stem, salt, pepper powder and curd / yogurt.

Grind into a smooth paste and dilute in water. Strain and add lemon juice (if used); mix well and Serve immediately.

Note:

Curd and Yoghurt are usually thick in consistency; dilute them with water (mix ½ cup of water to 1 cup yoghurt).

12 comments:

  1. never heard of plantain juice...will try some time.thanks for sharing..

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  2. Wow very very vazhai thandu juice, I have heard of it never tried it Poornima, will surely try it when I go back to chennai. Thanks for sharing, book marking it...

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  3. I used to have this juice only with water early morning, I dont use it now, Im assuming curd and lime must be giving nice taste to the drink

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  4. Never heard of it but sounds yummy and healthy...

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  5. Healthy Juice....

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  6. You will lose weight by juicing. The weight you lose will depend on how long you juice and what you juice

    Regards,
    Mangosteen Juice

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  7. At Chennai, we used to make them quite often, but here at Hyderabad, couldn't locate vazhaithandu :( Very healthy drink.

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  8. I really miss this veggie here.....our family siddha doctor, asked my father to drink this juice for 48 days and I saw the magic, drastic weight reduction in him...so I know the value of this veggie...very healthy juice....

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  9. Its one of the loveliest juice to say.I used to consume and make my family to intak ethis juice at least once ia week.

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  10. Can we make the concentrate and keep in fridge and use daily after diluting

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  11. Thanks for sharing friend, which time is apt to take morning or evening?

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