Pirandai called in Tamil is also called as devil’s backbone, bonevine and adamant creeper is a very good medicinal plant but most of us dont know. Usually with this stem plant they prepare chutney or pirandai puli kuzhambu.This creeper grows easily everywhere and can be very easily grown in pots at home.
The devil’s backbone has enormous health benefits mainly in curing digestive problems, constipation, menstrual cramps etc. It is a very good remedy to treat fractures and sprains. The other name veldt grape is also used in various medicines and also in ayurveda medicines.
Keep all ingredients ready. Cleaning veldt grape is the long process. First clean them in running water well. Its skin and inner part will be like jelly. Wear any gloves or apply any oil to your hands before cleaning and chopping.
In a pan add 2 tsp oil
Add 1 tbsp urad dal and 1 tbsp channa dal. Fry till golden brown
Add ginger piece and saute well
Add 5 red chilly and saute
Add few curry leaves
Transfer to a plate and cool completely
In the same pan add chopped stem of veldt grape
Add coconuts to it and saute well
Add everything in a mixie jar add 1 tsp salt and a pinch tamarind.
Grind to a smooth paste
Pirandai chutney is ready
I served with paniyaram
Important instructions to follow
Clean veldt grape stem properly use a gloves or apply oil to hands before cleaning otherwise it causes itching sensation
First rinse the stem in running water for 3-4 times
Then cut the fibre along the sides and chop the stem
Saute the stem well in oil otherwise u will get a burning sensation in mouth
To avoid the burning sensation its a must to include a pinch tamarind to the chutney