Vazhathandu Paruppu Kottu | வாழைத்தண்டு கூட்டு February 10, 2010 by Premalatha Aravindhan 2 Comments Ingredients: oil 1 tbsp mustard1tbsp onions chopped 1 mong dal – 2 tbsp asafoetida – 1 tbsp turmeric powder – 1 pinch vazhathandu 250 g green chilli or red chilli – to required salt to taste curry leaves 2 tsp grated coconut for garnishing Method: Pressure cook the dhal and keep aside. Cut the vazhathandu in round shape intially so that u can separate the hard fibre.once u seperate it round it in your finger.collect it , so that it can be used for lighting purpose later. Once u take out the fibre,cut it into small pieces and put it in water for sometime.so that the colour wont change. Heat the pan, add oil. After heating oil, add mustard, curry leaves,cooked dal into it. Let mustard spurt and urad dal turn golden brown, add chilli, onions and asafoetida, turmeric powder. Let onions turn golden and then add vazhathandu, salt and close the pan and leave it to cook in low flame. Need not add water. Once it cook well, sprinkle coconut over it and serve it with hot rice. Use the vathazhathandu fibre as thri for vizhaku.Its really good.