Plantain stem soup/vazhaithandu soup

4 servings
5 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Plaintain Stem/Vazhaithandu - 1 (clean,wash and cut into small cubes)

Water - 5cups

Garlic(finely chopped) - 1pod

Ginger(Finely chopped) - a small piece

Onion(Finely chopped) - 1tablespoon

Spring Onion(Finely chopped) - 1tablespoon

Coriander Leaves(Finely chopped) - 2tablespoon

Vegetable stock cube - 1(dissolve in water)

Cumin/Jeera Powder - 1teaspoon

Corn Flour - 1teaspoon dissolved in 2teaspoons milk or water.

Ajinamoto - a pinch

Pepper for taste

Salt for taste.

Butter - 1tablespoon

Note:If you dont get stock cube u can very well use rasam powder.In that case u can avoid cumin powder coz rasam powder will have cumin flavour.


  • 1.Heat butter in a sauce pan.Add garlic and ginger and saute for 1min.
    2.Add onion and springonions.saute for 2mins.
    3.Add Plantain stem and saute for 5mins.
    4.Add water and cumin powder bring it to boil.close it with a lid and allow plantain stem to cook.
    5.Once plantain stem is half done,add stock cube,required salt and stir it continuously for 2mins.
    6.Now add cornflour which is dissolved in water and stir continously till it comes to soup consistency.
    7.Finally add a pinch of Ajinamoto and pepper for taste.Garnish with Coriander leaves.
    8.Serve either with masala papad,salad,corn flakes or soup stick




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