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December 30, 2013


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pirandai thuvaiyal

Pirandai thogayal/Adamant creeper chutney, sounds interesting right?.Yes, i too felt the same when my MIL told about this recipe.I have heard about this plant but i din’t know it is edible.After i browsed its health benefits,i was so happy tat i got to know a very useful,healthy recipe from my MIL.Thanks a lot auntySmile.This thogayal tasted more like thengai/coconut thogayal and i loved its taste completely.
Here is the picture of Pirandai which my MIL brought from our house backyard..
Pirandai /Adamant creeper 

Pirandai thogayal

Pirandai thogayal

 Pirandai thogayal/Adamant creeper chutney for rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Thogayal
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


  • Pirandai/Adamant creeper - 10 sticks
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 3-4 nos
  • Tamarind – Small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water- as needed
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

  • Grease ur hands with gingely oil.Wash pirandai under tap water and peel the outer ridge of pirandai like we do for ridge gourd.Remove the top and bottom part.Chop them into small pieces.Soak tamarind in little water.
pirandai thogayal step by step
  • In a kadai,heat a tsp of oil & roast the chillies,urad dal.Remove and in the same kadai,add little more oil and saute the pirandai.Saute till it shrinks and changes its color.Saute well else it will make ur tongue itchy while eating.Remove,let them cool and grind everything together adding tamarind,salt and water to make a smooth paste.
pirandai thogayal step by step picture

Serve with plain rice topped with ghee or gingely oil.

After a long time, i am posting this kitchen clinic section.As pirandai has amazing health benefits,i wanted to share it here
  • Cissus Quadrangularis is the biological name of pirandai.It has high vitamin C and calcium.
  • Pirandai is helpful to cure knee problems and its juice mixed with sesame oil is used in the treatment of fracture and sprain.
  • Its is also helpful for ladies with irregular menstrual problems.
  • Pirandai recipes are useful for people with indigestion issues,flatulence,nausea,cough and piles.
  • Never use ur hands for washing pirandai.Just show under tap water.
  • Always grease ur hands with sesame oil to avoid ur hands from itching.
  • Use tamarind in all pirandai recipes else it will make ur tongue itchy.

pirandai chutney


  1. its too good for health, i have tasted this in Chapathi some what my amma prepared it . Too good

  2. Interesting recipe...very nice and new to me..

  3. i have seen this veggie in markets but never thought of trying it.. will give a try..

  4. healthy thogayal.. my mum makes it back home

  5. my grandma makes this.. i dont even remember my mom making this.. such an authentic recipe.. thanks for sharing.. :)

  6. I haven't ever heard about this pirandai .. A very interesting post and thogayal looks mouthwatering dear :)

  7. I have been thinking of doing it for long was never able to do u have reminded me again got to do it

  8. Havent heard of it! New one! Happy New Year!

  9. Chitra, this is completely new to me. Haven't even heart about it. Nice one dear and a happy new year.

  10. Awesome chitra! I was taking this when my mom n granny made then i could not as i do not know the i got ot back from you...thank you very much my friend..:)

  11. Replies
    1. I am not sure about US.But u may find in ur backyard :)

  12. Soak pirandai in tamarind water for two hours before cooking . It will take all itching effects.


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