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Banana Stem Peanut chutney- Vazhaithandu Peanut chutney- Valai thandu Peanut chutney- Valaithandu Peanut chutney- plantain stem Peanut chutney- Healthy Chutney Recipe

As you have noticed I always love to try different chutneys esp with vegetable. This provides one serving for the kids. During school days they have lunch outside and I want to make sure they get daily serving of fruits and vegetables for a day. So I try to incorporate it whichever way possible. Chutney / Dip do provide good option for that. I had some left over Platain stem / Valaithandu after making poriyal. I wanted to make chutney. To make it interesting (esp to the kids) I have decided to add peanut to it. It came out very good. I serve it with idli and I had some left over which I used to mix it with steamed rice.
Ingredients:

Valaithandu / Platain stem - 2 cups
Roasted Peanut - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 3-4 (adjust to spice level)
Small onion / Shallots - 5-7
Garlic - 2 Pods
Salt to taste
Tamarind paste - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 teaspoon

For Tempering

Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Bengal gram dhal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10 - 15


Method:
Heat the pan with oil. Add onion, garlic and red chillies fry till slight brown. Add plaitain stem and salt.
Cook it by closing lid. Switch it off and add Peanut. 
Let it cool down. Grind it with salt and tamarind paste
Heat pan with teaspoon of oil for tempering. Add mustard seeds and fry till it pops. Add dhals and curry leaves and fry till dals are brown in color. Add it to the chutney and mix well
Serve it


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