Pirandai is a creeper with too many health benefits. It is called as “Adamant Creeper or Devil’s Back Bone or Veldt Grape” in English. This is grown mostly in lots of home. It helps in digestions, relieves pitta, helps in menstrual problems, also helps in De worming.
Pirandai can be used in dosa, chutney, thuvaiyal and so on. Since it’s little itchy in nature, smear your hands with sesame oil before you handle them. Break the pirandai at the nodes, remove the nodes, wash thrice in water and continue cooking. Always use only tender pirandai, since it’s very tender and easy to break.
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Pirandai Chutney is one such delicious and healthy chutney, also kids eat them without hesitation when it’s prepared in the form chutney. Let me share the recipe, give a try and share your feed back…
- Pirandai / Adamant Creeper / Devil’s Backbone – 15 stalks
- Grated Coconut – ½ cup
- Tamarind – a small gooseberry size
- Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – 2 tbsp
- Red chillies – 3 nos
- Garlic – 2 cloves
- Curry leaves – a sprig
- Oil – 2 tsp
- Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
- Split Black gram – ¼ tsp
- Clean the pirandai and keep it aside.
- Take a heavy bottom vessel, pour ½ tsp of oil, roast black lentil (ulundam paruppu), garlic, tamarind, red chillies together, remove it from fire, once they golden brown in color.
- Pour ½ tsp of oil, add the cleaned pirandai, cook until it becomes tender or turns to dark green in color.
- Remove it to a plate, wait until it reaches room temperature.
- Grind the roasted black lentil, along with garlic, red chillies and tamarind.
- Add the roasted pirandai, and grind it to a fine paste by sprinkling water and transfer it to a bowl.
- Heat the leftover oil in a vessel, add the mustard seeds, split black gram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
- Pour it to the chutney, add salt and mix it well.
Serve with Idly or Dosa for breakfast or dinner.