Banana Stem Soup Recipe (Vazhaithandu Soup)
There are many recipes prepared using banana stem across Tamil homes, according to siddhavaidyam banana stem helps cure ailments right from kidney stones to joints pain. To enhance flavors, different taste and textures, I've incorporated paneer, peas and carrots.
3 Cups Chopped Banana Stem(Please refer to the video how to clean banana stem)
1 Inch Ginger Finely Chopped
10 Pods Garlic Finely Chopped
2 Green Chilies Finely Chopped
Fist full of Coriander leaves and stem Finely Chopped
1 Large Onion Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Peas
1 Medium Finely Chopped Carrot
100 Grams Paneer cut into tiny pieces (We can alternate and add tofu)
3 Tbsp Corn Flour
1/4 Tsp Pepper Powder
1/4 Tsp Cumin Powder
2 Tbsp Ghee
Salt as per taste
3 Cups Water
Lime Juice as required.
Heat a wok on low flame with ghee.
Add chopped ginger, garlic, chilies, peas, carrots and onion to the ghee and fry till onion softens a bit.
Add green peas, pepper powder, cumin powder and banana stem after the onions soften fry for a minute.
Add salt as per taste stir and add water cover and cook on low flame.
Add corn flour to a bowl with 1/3 cup water stir and prepare corn starch.
Once the veggies soften a bit we can adjust liquid(water) and salt as required.
Add the paneer to the cooked veggies.
Stir and add corn starch to thicken the soup bring to one rapid boil and serve hot 😋