Tuesday 8 January 2019

Vazhaithandu Thogayal / Plantain Stem Chutney

Thogayal is a South Indian chutney prepared using dhal, red chillies and coconut as main ingredients. In this recipe I have tried adding plantain stem (Vazhaithandu in Tamil)  to the Thogayal. It tastes great and no one will find out the plantain stem in that. 

Try this healthy fibre rich thogayal / thuvaiyal and give your feedback.

5 minute
15 minutes
Recipe for Vazhaithandu Thogayal / Plantain stem chutney
Recipe type: Chutney / Accompaniment 
Cuisine:  South Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 approximately


Plantain stem -  1 cup(chopped)
Urad dhal/ Channa dhal - 2 tbsp
Red chillies -2 to 3

Tamarind - a small piece
Asafoetida - a pinch
Coconut(grated) - 1/4 cup
Oil - 2 tsp


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

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

Heat oil in a pan, roast Urad dhal, red chillies and tamarind for a couple of minutes over medium heat till dhal turns golden brown in colour. Allow it to cool.

Take a mixie jar add the chopped plantain, grated coconut, salt, asafoetida and the urad dhal mixture.  Grind it to fine paste.  Add water if necessary.

The consistency of thogayal have to be thick;but you can modify the consistency and spice level according to your choice!

Serve this healthy thogayal as a accompaniment for rice, idli and dosa as well!

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