Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pirandai Thuvaiyal

Dear Friends,

My todays post is on Pirandai Thuvaiyal / Pirandai Chutney - It is a famous recipe of our Tamilnadu parampariya samayal.

Pirandai in english - Cissus quadrangularis. It is a painkiller and has been used extensively in Siddha medicine. It is used to increase appetite. 

Courtesy: Mooligai sithar blog
Pirandai  - 1 cup
Red chilli  - 3-4
Peppercorns - 5 to 6 Nos
Urad dal  - 3 tbsp
Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Tamarind  - small marble size
Salt   - to taste
Ghee - 1 tsp

To saute:
Mustard  - ½ tsp
Asafoetida - ¼ tsp
Oil   - 1 tsp


  1. Clean and wash pirandai. Remove the thick fibre on the four corners of the stem and chop into small pieces.
  2. In a kadai, heat one teaspoon of ghee and saute the pirandai for 6 to 7 minutes in low flame. Remove from stove and keep aside for cooling.
  3. In the same kadai, heat 1/2 tsp of oil and add urad dhal, peppercorns, red chilles,tamarind and fry it until the urad dhal changes into light brown colour. Now switch off the stove and allow it to cool.
  4. Now grind all the ingredients along with fresh coconut and salt and finally add pirandai and grind it well.
  5. Saute the items under To Saute and add to the grounded chutney.
  6. Pirandai Chutney is ready and goes well with hot rice & gingely oil

Pirandai is good source of fibre and cures joint pains and digestion problems.

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. wow such an tempting thuvayal with pirandai :) looks yumm dear !!


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