Botonical name – Cissus quandrangularis, English: Edible Stemmed Vine, Tamil: pirandai/ peerandai, Telugu: nalleru, Hindi: hadjod, Sanskrit name is Asthisrinkhala, Vajravalli, Dharavalli, Chaturdhara, Vajralatha, Bengali: hasjora; harbhanga, Marathi: chaudhari; kandavela, Gujrati: chadhuri; vedhari, Canarese: mangaroli
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- Tender Edible Stemmed Vine (pirandai)cut into pieces – 1 cup
- Red chili – 8 nos
- Urad dal – 2 table spoons
- Sesame seeds – 2 table spoons
- Tamarind – size of a gooseberry
- Asafetida – 1/2 tea spoon
- Salt – to taste
1) Pour a little oil in a pan and sauté urad dal, asafetida, sesame seeds till they turn brown. Keep it aside.
2) Add little more oil and sauté the pirandai well, until the color changes.
3) It is important that the pirandai is fried well otherwise it may cause itchiness in the throat.
4) Grind tamarind, chilies and salt without water.
5) To this add fried pirandai and grind well.
6) Then add urad dal,asafetida and sesame seeds that was fried before and grind it once again.
7) Edible Stemmed Vine (Pirandai ) Chutney ( Thuvaiyal ) is now ready
Health benefits of Edible Stemmed Vine (Pirandai)
Edible Stemmed Vine has long been used in treatment of bone fracture. It also aids digestion.
The juice extracted from the stem and leaf of the plant is mixed with honey and is given for irregular menstruation in Siddha treatment
The plant is anti-osteo, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoporotic and its is like analgesic painkiller. This is one of the famous ayurvedic treatment for injuries and muscle exertion. Sports injuries, to tendons, bones, cartilage and nerves.
Pirandai extract and its stems is one of the best treatment to cure piles, diarrhoea with bleeding, ear-aches, hemmorrhoid, gasric ulcer, cough, asthma.
Women irregular periods can be controlled with this plant. This is acid reflux . irregular periods of women and Acid Reflux.