Valathandu kootu-Plantain stem curry

Plantain stem Kootu

Valathandu kootu


Plantain stem-250 gms

Moong dal-100 gms


Salt to taste



For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves



Turmeric-1/4 tsp

Hing-1 pinch

  1. Peel the stem and cut in small pieces and removes the fiber.
  2. Add turmeric , salt and boil it.
  3. Filter it and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds, urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Once they splutter, add onions and green chillies and sauté it.
  6. Add boiled moong dal, cooked plaintain stem, turmeric powder, hing, salt and stir it well.
  7. Cook it For the 7 mins in a low flame and add grated coconut and mix it well.
  8. Serve it hot with rice and rotis.