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BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP


BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP

Banana stem is one of very healthy vegetable having enormous amount of fiber. As we all know, it is good for kidney stones. Already I have posted few recipes using banana stem, in that row, one more new recipe is this banana stem soup.

This soup is very simple but tasty. It is perfect to have in evening time and good way to include banana stem in our kids menu. My sweet daughter is who is in her 3rd age, is very much fond of soup. Whenever we visit the restaurants, she will immediately ask the soup. Another one dish she always asks is poori J.
BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP


So I tried this banana stem soup, really she liked it so much. Please check the other few recipes using banana stem in the below links.


OK, now let’s move on to this recipe.

BANANA STEM SOUP
SOAKING TIME: - | PREPARATION TIME: 10 MIN | COOKING TIME: 15 MIN
BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP


AUTHOR: KUZHALIS SAMAIYALARAI
RECIPE TYPE: STARTERS
CUISINE: SOUTH INDIAN
SERVES: 2 PERSONS

INGREDIENTS:
                                    1 cup chopped banana stem
                                    4 or 5 pods of garlic
                                    4 or 5 shallots (small onion)
                                    1 tablespoon oil
                                    1 tablespoon corn flour
                                    ½ cup milk
                                    1 teaspoon crushed cumin seeds
                                    1 teaspoon pepper powder
                                    2 ¼ cups water
                                    Salt to taste
                                   
PREPARATION:
Clean and chop the banana stem into fine pieces.
Finely chop the onion and garlic.
Mix the corn flour with ¼ cup of water and set aside.
crush the cumin seeds and powder the black pepper coarsely. 
METHOD:
In a pan heat oil.  Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté well, till the onion becomes translucent.
Then add the chopped banana stem and sauté well for around 3 to 5 minutes.
Then add water and required salt.
Mix well close with a lid and allow it to boil till the banana stem gets cooked and becomes soft.
This will take around 7 to 10 minutes.
Then add the corn flour mixture and mix well.
Allow it to boil for 1 or 2 minutes, the soup will gets thickened in this time.
Then add the boiled milk and mix well.
Finally add the crushed cumin seeds, and coarsely powdered pepper. Mix well and serve hot.
Will tastes yum!!!

NOTES:
  • Adjust the spiciness by add or reduce the amount of pepper.
  • Finely chop the banana stem as much as possible.
  • You can add some fried bread pieces on the top if you like.


VIDEO RECIPE:

STEP BY STEP PHOTOS:
Mix the corn flour with ¼ cup of water and set aside.
BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP


Crush the cumin seeds and powder the black pepper coarsely.

BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP


In a pan heat oil.  Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté well, till the onion becomes translucent.
BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP
 Then add the chopped banana stem and sauté well for around 3 to 5 minutes.
BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP
 Then add water and required salt.
BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP 
Mix well close with a lid and allow it to boil till the banana stem gets cooked and becomes soft.
This will take around 7 to 10 minutes. 
Then add the corn flour mixture and mix well.
Allow it to boil for 1 or 2 minutes, the soup will gets thickened in this time.
Then add the boiled milk and mix well.

BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP
 Finally add the crushed cumin seeds, and coarsely powdered pepper. Mix well and serve hot.
BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP


Will tastes yum!!!

BANANA (PLANTAIN)STEM SOUP/VAAZHAI THANDU SOUP


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