The Tamil name for Banana trunk is Vaazhai thandu.
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)