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November 9, 2011

Vazhaithandu Juice / Banana Stem Juice Recipe - Sweet And Salt Version

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I really got bored of making thogayal, pachadi and poriyal with vazhaithandu.My husband hates to eat vazhaithandu just becoz it takes so much time to chew n eat ;). I heard drinking vazhaithandu juice in empty stomach is one of the healthiest way to include in our diet. Its a hassle free job too.Last month when i went to my native ,we tasted this juice in Salem, Lakshmi hotel. We loved it.It was mild in sweet and they served it chilled. We couldn't find out its the juice of vazhaithandu .I wanted to try the same at home.I tried sweet and salt versions. Both were excellent. I dint serve it cold, I made at room temperature.Finally its your choice  !!

vazhaithandu juice sweet
SWEET JUICE

INGREDIENTS
  • Plantain stem /Vazhaithandu - 1 /2 no (medium size)
  • Boiled Milk - 1/2 cup (adjust)
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Water- If necessary

METHOD
  • Remove the outer layer of vazhaithandu till core ( At this point u dont have layers to remove).
  • Cut into rings while removing the fibre simultaneously that comes between the rings .
  • Chop into small pieces .Grind with sugar and milk.Add more milk & sugar if necessary.
  • Strain in a double cloth filter.Pour in a serving glass.
  • Serve it chilled or at room temperature !!

SALT VERSION
INGREDIENTS
  • Vazhaithandu - 1/2 no (medium size)
  • Sour curd - 2tbsp
  • Salt & water - As needed
  • Pepper powder - 2 pinches (optional)
Coriander leaves - To garnish
METHOD
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 given in the above version and cut the stem into pieces and immerse in buttermilk to avoid color change.
  • Grind the pieces along with curd and salt.
  • Add more water , whisk and strain in a double cloth filter.
  • Pour in a serving glass and  garnish with little coriander leaves
  • serve chill!! 

Vazhaithandu juice salt

NOTE
  1. Drinking vazhathandu juice alone doesnot help u to shed ur weight. U have to carry on the other things like diet .excercise etc.
  2. U can prepare the juice in another way .Grind the Banana stem with salt , pepper powder and lime juice. Filter and enjoy !! Hope this method sounds easier.
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36 comments :

kranthi said...

wow...sumptuous and delicious one

lata raja said...

Both versions are good for health. Nicely done Chitra!

Unknown said...

wow healthy juice...

Rekha shoban said...

very healthy n interesting drink!!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking drink

Raks said...

Very healthy drink, Should try some time, lovely clicks!

Tina said...

completely healthy and refreshing...

Unknown said...

Healthy and yummy...lovely clicks

divya said...

Simple, healthy and delicious :)

Hari Chandana P said...

Wowww... sounds interesting and tempting.. thanks for sharing dear :)
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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Healthy and super delicious Banana Stem Juice Dear.Luv it.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

very health juice pa

chef and her kitchen said...

very delicious drinks..new 2 me..

Indian Khana said...

That's wonderful idea ...looks so yum n healthy

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a healthy versions,had it once in India,thanks for sharing.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice Healthy juice :)
Bookmarking it....

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

very healthy drink , never tasted though but made once for my mil

Poornima Nair said...

Looks delicious!

hemalata said...

Very healthy drink,looks delicious.

Sobha Shyam said...

never heard of this juice, looks absolutely healthy, love both the versions, thanx for the sweet comments at my space, happily following u :)

DV said...

You have an interesting blog with innovative recipes! The health benefits about ingredients are really useful and motivating to try and make these dishes at home...

TastyVegcooking

Padhu Sankar said...

Dear Chitra
Thanks for dropping by my site.I prepare the salted version often but the sweet version is new and interesting.Thanks for sharing

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Love both the versions. Very beautifully presented too.

Unknown said...

both versions look simply yum!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Milk in banana stem juice! ...sounds good, must give a try.

Nisa Homey said...

Chitra...thankyou for visiting my space and for the lovely thought....love both versions...

Unknown said...

I've never cooked with plantain stem, but juice sounds like something I can try easily, if I get the stem cleaned up.

Very Innovative idea!

Julie said...

Very healthy version of banana stem..yummy !
Glad to follow you :-)
Thanx for dropping by my space..Hpe u'll follow my space too..
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Shri said...

Delish!

sangeeta said...

This is such a useful post. I have tried curry with banana stem but never tried juice. Both the recipes look really good and enjoyable. Thank you for this.

John Aadam said...

I must say it is really healthy banana stem and it is also looking yummy!!!
I going to serve it with my fried bread in place of cold drinks as it is really good for people who are health conscious.

Kavitha Rajan said...

Don't we need to boil or cook this soup

VijayM said...

It is very Good and Delicious receipe! Thanks a lot.

Unknown said...

Vazhaithandu available in Toronto? Let me know which shop. Thanks

Chitra said...

Sorry, I don't have any idea.I am in Bangalore.Thanks

Chitra said...

No need to cook or boil this. Its a raw juice.. It can be had as it is :) Try this. u'll love it :)