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Pirandai Chutney Recipe / Adamant Creeper Recipes – Chutney Recipes

Pirandai Chutney Recipe / Adamant Creeper Recipes – Chutney Recipes

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 Chutney Recipe / Chutney Recipes

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…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #205 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner and co-hosts Mollie and Petra

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

  • 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.

Kara Chutney – 2 / Spicy Chutney – 2

Kara Chutney – 2 / Spicy Chutney – 2

Already I have shared a Kara chutney recipe, this has the same ingredients but little different in the cooking process. Here in this version, Kara chutney consumes less time with the same flavor, I have used less number of red chilies because of my kids, but you could use 2 to 3 chilies more than this for more spiciness, as the name Kara Chutney (Kara means spicy).

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Kara Chutney / Spicy Chutney

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Taking this to Fiestafriday #180 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.

Usually chutneys are apart each and every Tamil families, as most of the day our breakfasts and dinner are Idli and Dosa. Even we prepare thick chutney to accompany with any variety rice which is known as Thuvaiyal. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Onions – 2 no’s
  • Tomato – 1 no’s
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Red chillies – 4 nos
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black lentil / Black gram – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 ½ tbsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and thinly slice the onions, keep it aside. Roughly chop the tomato and keep it aside.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai, add the onions, tomato and garlic cloves and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Transfer it to a plate, bring it room temperature.
  • Grind it to fine paste by adding required amount of salt and keep it aside.
  • Heat the leftover oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, split black lentil and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Transfer it to bowl and pour in the tempered spices along with oil.

Serve with Idli or Dosai / Dosa for breakfast or dinner.

 

Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal / Banana Flower (Banana Blossom Chutney)

Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal / Banana Flower (Banana Blossom Chutney)

I have prepared Banana Flower Vada/Fritters, Poriyal/Stir-fry, Kulambu/Curry, but this thought of preparing something different and as a result here comes my Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal / Banana Flower Chutney.

Banana flower chutney/thuvaiyal goes out well with Idly, Dosa, Curd rice or any Variety rice. Also this stays fresh for 2 days after preparation in room temperature and fresh for more than 2 weeks’ time when refrigerated. But never use a wet spoon and hands to the thuvaiyal, it would get spoiled.

Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal / Banana Flower Chutney

Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal / Banana Flower Chutney

Banana flower/Vazhaipoo is packed with loads of health benefits, but takes time to clean when you follow few tricks, you can make it easy. But when compared with the health benefits, it’s worth cleaning.

Health Benefits: It reduces pain and bleeding during menstruation. It reduces the blood sugar level and increases the hemoglobin content. Reduces anxiety and helps nursing mother. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Vazhaipoo/Banana flower – 1 no (medium sized)
  • White lentil / Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – 3 tbsp
  • Tamarind – a small gooseberry size or Tamarind pulp – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillies – 7 nos
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Ginger – 1” inch stick (1 no)
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Split Black gram – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Sesame oil / Gingelly oil – 5 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Clean the Vazhaipoo/Banana flower and soak it in water for few mins (to avoid decolorisation).
  • Pressure-cook for 2 whistles or boil banana flower in water with little salt.
  • Drain the water, keep it aside. You can use this water while grinding this Banana flower.
  • Heat a tawa, dry roast white lentil/urad dal/ulundam paruppu, tamarind, dry red chillies, ginger, and garlic until the white lentil turn golden brown.
  • Add the pressure-cooked/boiled Vazhaipoo/banana flower and fry until they get dry.
  • Remove it from fire, transfer it to a plate and Grind them to a fine paste by adding little water (leftover while boiling the banana flower).
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, split black gram, curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Pour the ground banana flower paste, followed by salt and cook in medium flame by stirring it once in every minute.
  • Cook for 8 to 10 mins or until the oil starts floating on the top and the color of the thuvaiyal starts turning little dark in color.
  • Transfer to a bowl, leave it open until it comes to room temperature and then cover with the lid.

Note: Stays fresh for 2 days in room temperature and 2 weeks when refrigerated.