Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe - Banana Stem Raita

Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe is a tasty raita made with banana stem. A quick and easy recipe that can be made quickly. Serve along with Rice and dal for a comforting meal.

Archana Doshi
Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe - Banana Stem Raita
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The Vazhaithandu Pachadi - Banana Stem Raita is a healthy recipe with the Banana Stem added raw to the yogurt and seasoned with mustard seeds. Banana Stem is known as Vazhaithandu in Tamil and is a super nutritious root to have. The Vazhaithandu is rich is fiber and nutrients and when combined with yogurt is great for stomach ailments.

I most often eat this as a yogurt salad for lunch. Since it is rich in fiber it keeps you filled and satisfied as well.

Serve the Vazhaithandu Pachadi along with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetable Sambar  and for a weekday meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Raita recipes such as

  1. Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita Recipe
  2. Palak Raita Recipe
  3. Avocado Raita Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Banana Stem , cut into small dices (with outer thick skin removed)
  • 2 cups Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , whisked
  • 1 or 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • Cooking oil , for seasoning

How to make Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe - Banana Stem Raita

  1. To begin making the Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe, we will first whisk the yogurt with salt.

  2. Add in the diced banana stem in to the whisked yogurt and keep aside.

  3. Heat 1/2 a teaspoon of oil in a small pan; add in the mustard seeds and split white urad dal. Allow the seeds to crackle and saute till the dal turns brown. Once done add in the green chillies and curry leaves and stir for a few seconds

  4. Add the seasoning into the Vazhaithandu Yogurt mixture and give it a good stir. Check for salt levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  5. The Vazhaithandu Pachadi is now ready to be served. 

  6. Serve the Vazhaithandu Pachadi along with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetable Sambar  and for a weekday meal.

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