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!


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)


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.


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


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

  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...

  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

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

  5. Healthy Juice....

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

  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 I know the value of this veggie...very healthy juice....

  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.

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

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

  12. Thanks for sharing this information. I really like your blog post very much. You have really shared a informative and interesting blog post with people..


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