Vazhaithandu Thogayal/Banana Tree Trunk South Indian Chutney

Banana Tree as a whole has lot of Nutritional Properties.Banana Tree Trunk in particular has lot of fiber.This white portion contains more fiber essence and also increases haemoglobin level in our blood. I got This Thogayal/South Indian Chutney recipe from Vijay TV's Cookery Show.

Medium sized Banana Stumps/Trunk - 2 nos.
Shallots - 250gms
Red Chillies - 7-8nos
Salt to taste

Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp

Remove the outer layer of the banana stump and cut it into small cubes.Saute it well for 10-15 minutes.
Peel the shallots and retain the whole.Heat oil in a pan and saute the shallots for a minute or two. Dry roast the red chillies for a minute. Take care not to over do this.

Let all the sauted ingredients cool. Grind them all to a fine paste with little water.Transfer it to a bowl.

Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add asafoetida and some curry leaves and add the chutney to the seasoning and saute it well for 20 minutes.

Makes a great combo with Idly/Dosas, tastes good with rice too.


  1. My all time favourite is vaazhai thandu. I mostly eat it raw in thayir or make kari with it. When in india i shall try this thogaiyal. Here the banans are different, neither the stump or the flower tastes good.

  2. all the chutneys r delicious, especially th vazhathandu chutney is very innovative and yummy

  3. Awesome south Indian chutney!!! Thanks for sharing online...


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