Valethind Thayir Pachadi | Baledindu Mosaru Pachadi/Bajji |Banana Stem Raita

Banana stem and Banana flower is the best to prepare healthy food. This is an south Indian dish.

Prep Time : 10 Mins


  • Banana Stem / Baledindu / Valethind - 1 cup (chopped)
  • Coconut / Thenginakayi / Thenga - 3 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves / Kothambari soppu  - few leaves
  • Green chillies / Mensinakayi / Pachmalaka - 2 
  • Ginger piece / Hasishunti / Ingi  - a small piece
  • Jeera seeds / Chira - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Yogurt/ Curds / Thair/ Mosaru - 1 cup
Tempering the pachadi

  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida / hing - 1/4 tsp


  • Chop the banan stem removing strings slowly and finelly chopped into small pieces 

How to cut ?
  • Remove outer layers till thick inner layer comes
  • Then cut into round pieces take away roll them fiber thread thoroughly while cutting for each pieces
  • Put it into water otherwise it turn into black
  • Chop them into small/tiny pices and cook it in the pressure cooker or water in a pan. Cook until tender
  • In a blender / mixer grind cooked banana stem and all ingredients except curds/yogurt. Blend into a smooth paste
  • In a oil add oil then add mustard seeds wait for splutter add hing pour into pachadi
  • Add curds and mix well. Serve with plain hot rice.  

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Veg Salad (Indian Style)

Delicious fresh grated veggie salad and mixed with minimal dressing. Very easy to make and good for health/nutritious that everyone knows but this I added very rare veggie like Geddekosu/Kohlrabi.

Prep Time : 10 Mins


  • Moolangi/Mooli/Radish - 1 cup
  • Sautekayi/Kheera/Cucumber - 1 cup
  • Geddekosu/Kohlrabi - 1 cup
  • Dalimbe/Anaar/Pomegranate - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1 cup
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp
  1. Grate cucumer,mooli,geddekosu mix in a bowl 
  2. Chop tomato into small cubes. Remove pomegranate seeds and keep aside
  3. In a bowl mix grated veggies, tomatoes, pomegranate
  4. Sprinkle salt, lime juice, pepper powder, chaat masala
  5. Mix well and serve before meal

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Godhi Biscuit | Wheat Biscuit

Godhi Biscuit This is only known & made in some iyengar's houses. This is an old recipe. This tastes like crunchy kobri obbatt.

The story behind the recipe of this biscuit is that my paati (grandmom) and amma used to make this a lot. My paati whenever she would go out on a yatra/tour she used to make this / get it made from my amma and take it with her. She used to have 2 biscuits and a glass of milk. I remember days on such tours when she wouldn’t eat anything else but these. My amma started making this for us (myself and my sister) too. It is a healthy snack.

Somehow I was not confident to post this recipe but one of my blog readers asked about this and hence i thought someone out there knows about this & that prompted me to post this. These days protein/healthy biscuits are very common in the market and this is sort of a old fashioned , no oven baked home-made alternative to that.

Prep Time : 10 Mins + 2hrs Rest Time
Cook Time : 15 Mins


  • Godhi Mavu/hittu/ Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Sakkare / Sugar - 3/4 cup (adjust as per taste)
  • Water - 1/4 cup + More or less
  • Eelarshi pudi / Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Vanne / Butter - 1/2 cup / 4 oz
  • In a pan add sugar and water mix well until sugar melts
  • In a pan melt butter then
  • Take a large bowl add godhi flour/mavu, add melted butter evenly 
  • Add little by little sugar water into mavu/flour mix and make tight dough (like a chapathi dough) taste the dough if you want more sweetner add sugar water 
  • close the lid, rest the dough for 2hrs.
  • After 2 hrs again knead the dough well and make equal size balls 
  • Take a one portion of sweet dough roll it using godhi flour or maida
  • Make a puri/obbatt size 
  • Heat cast iron large tava place the godhi biscuit roast well on both the sides in a medium flame 
  • Repeat the same for the rest of rolls
  • Cool and keep it in the air tight container
  1. If you want add badam/almond powder for more option it's good for kids.  
  2. If can't get crispy ones add little more butter and can't get enough sweet add more sugar water 
  3. Adjust as per the taste

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