Pirandai Thuvaiyal | Pirandai Chutney

 Pirandai Thuvaiyal | Pirandai Chutney 

Pirandai Thuvaiyal

Pirandai thuvaiyal is a very traditional and highly nutritious South Indian chutney variety.
Pirandai is a herbal plant with amazing health benefits.It is called Veldt Grape in English and Hadjot in Hindi.It is a creeper and can grow very easily anywhere.
Only drawback is that it gives itchiness while touching so you have to smear gingelly oil in your hand before touching it .

Health benefits of Pirandai 

💪It helps in weight loss by speeding up the metabolism.
💪It controls sugar levels in the blood.
💪It cures ulcers and helps in digestion process used for deworming and maintains a healthy gut.
💪It lowers cholesterol.
💪It has anti- inflammatory properties this helps in treating swollen joints.
💪Prevents osteoporosis
💪Cures irregular menstrual problem in women.
💪It cures asthma.
💪It acts as a blood purifier.
💪Cures piles.
 So do try to include this super food in your diet regularly.
We can make variety of recipes using pirandai today I have posted a simple and traditional chutney /thuvaiyal variety.


Pirandai(Veldt grape)-1 bunch
Bengal gram dhal-2 tsps
Red chillies-5 nos
Grated coconut-1 tbsp
Tamarind-a small gooseberry sized
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Gingelly oil-1 tsp


👉Wash the Pirandai well, now grease your hands with gingelly oil (to prevent itchiness) and scrape the outer skin(using a scraper), chop the pirandai and set aside.

👉Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, Bengal gram dal, red chillies and allow it to splutter.
👉Now add the pirandai and cook well until it becomes soft and raw smell goes.Finally add grated coconut and sauté for few seconds and switch off the gas and allow everything to cool completely.

👉Grind everything together along with tamarind required salt and little water to a smooth paste.
👉Serve with idli, dosa, chapati, poori, appam, rice etc..

Preparation time-10 mins

✍️Pirandai can be allergic to some people it will cause itchiness so use cautiously.
✍️It can cause throat itchiness too in some people after eating for that do salt water gargling.
✍️Apply gingelly oil on your hands before touching the pirandai .

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