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Banana trunk

The Tamil name for Banana trunk is Vaazhai thandu.
Banana trunk

In Tamil language, the word "Banana trunk" is formed by "Vazhai" + "thandu"
"Vazhai" means Banana
and "thandu" means trunk

Almost all parts of a plantain tree / banana tree is useful for us.

In present day, Tamil cuisine Banana trunk plays a major role. It is very healthy. In Tamil cusine, there are various ways of using "Vazhai thandu":


Banana trunk cut:
You will have to peal a few layers of the trunk before using them. Cut the into small pieces and make Poriyal. This makes a great healthy side dish particularly good for liver.

Spelling variations in Tamil name for Banana trunk:
Vazhaithandu, Vaazhaithandu, Vaazhathandu, Vazhai thandu, Valathandu (as some poeple cannot pronounce zha)

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