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Vazhaithandu sweet pachadi recipe

Vazhaithandu sweet pachadi with banana stem, tamarind, jaggery, coconut as main ingredients. With step by step pictures.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 3


  • Vazhaithandu/ banana stem – 1 cup chopped
  • Jaggery – ¼ cup
  • Tamarind extract – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric – tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

To grind

  • Coconut – ¼ cup grated
  • Rice flour – ½ tsp

To temper

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli – 2
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  • Remove the outer strips of banana stem and slice the middle portion into thin circles. Remove the excess fibre. Then cut into thin strips by stacking them and chop it. Keep immersed in water mixed with buttermilk all the times after cutting.
  • Boil the chopped banana stem in water just to immerse it. Cook it with salt in medium flame until done. Add jaggery, tamarind extract. Boil for 2 mins.
  • Grind coconut with rice flour and little water to a paste.
  • Add the ground paste to the pachadi and mix well. Bring to boil.
  • Temper with mustard, urad dal, red chilli, curry leaves and mix to the pachadi.


  • Instead of grinding coconut, you can add grated coconut too.
  • You can replace rice flour with corn starch (Corn flour)