Pirandai Thuvaiyal / Veldt Grape Chutney /

25 Sep 2011

Pirandai Thuvaiyal  ( Veldt Grape Chutney )

My  MIL used to prepare this Thuvaiyal, whenever we visit our native place. It tastes yummy and very easy to prepare too. It makes a good side dish with any heavy meal, due to its digestive properties.

Pirandai / Veldt Grape or Devil’s backbone is a creeper, which can be found aboundant in  village sides. And it has amazing medicinal values…!

 Some of the medicinal facts of Pirandai: 
( Edible Stemmed Vine )

1.     It has high amount of Vit C, Carotene A &  Calcium .
2.     Mainly used to heal bone fractures.
3.     It helps preserve muscle tissues from physical and emotional stress.
4.     Used to cure piles, asthma, digestive problems, cough, ulcer and loss of appetite.
5.     Also used as a general tonic and analgesic.
6.     It has been proved to be highly effective in relieving pain.


Here goes the  authentic recipe of this healthy dish..!


·         Pirandai / Veldt Grape                            -  4 to 5  links
·         Oil                                                        - 1 ½ tbsp
·         Urad dal                                                - ¼ cup
·         Red chilly                                              - 5
·         Tomato                                                 - 1
·         Ginger                                                   - small piece
·         Asafetida                                               - a pinch
·         Sesame seeds                                      - 2 tsp
·         Tamarind                                               - a small ball
·         Curry leaves                                          - 10
·         Jaggery                                                 - a little
·         Salt to taste


1.     Clean pirandai and cut into small pieces without fibre.
2.     Heat one tbsp of oil in a pan.
3.     Fry pirandai pieces till it shrinks and turns dark in color.

4.     Take aside.
5.     Roast all the ingredients in medium flame.

6.     Add tamarind, salt and jaggery and sauté for a minute.
7.     Allow to cool.
8.     Grind the above ingredients to coarse mixture.
9.     Add pirandai and grind them to fine paste by adding little water.

10.  Healthy and tasty Pirandai thogaiyal ready to taste with any  meal.

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·       Kothumalli Thuvaiyal
·       Mint leaves Chutney
·       Curry leaves Chutney

52 Yummy Comments:

Roshu said...

something new to me....hoz the taste????


Torviewtoronto said...

this thuvaiyal looks fabulous Jay thank you for sharing

Hyma said...

wow...u hv reminded me of a forgotten green! so many childhood memories with this. My great grandma used to grow it in our garden and we use it in making home made pappad (appalams). The juice of this is used for making appalam dough. One more fact that i can add to ur list is the juice of this causes a lot of itching. So, we never used to make the juice.:-) ofcourse it is a very healthy green. never knew we could cook and eat it....thanx for sharing this recipe

Puffin said...

molto interessante!!!

S.Menaga said...

My mom also mafes this often..love it very much,thxs for sharing this healthy thuvaiyal & english name of this plant!!

Thuvaiyal looks wonderful.

Tasty as well as healthy Chutney Jay.Thanks for sharing.

Dzoli said...

I never so this veg before;) Neither can I get it here.But at least now I know it exists and how itcan be made;)

julie said...

That's a very lovely recipe.. Looks yum yum, but never seen this veggie.. Unique recipe, Jay!!

divya said...

wow..looks super delicious...very beautiful clicks..

carmenpiva said...

Completely new for me. I hardly know any of the ingredients. I would be so pleasedtotry it!!

Manuela said...

What an interesting chutney! I have never heard of it! I wish I could taste some: it looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing this traditional recipe!

Jay said...

Thanks a lot for your precious time..:)

Now Serving said...

Jay, this is such a unique greens and wonderful thogayal -Thanks for sharing!

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Healthy thuvaiyal jay,very long before i had this...thanks for sharing the recipe...

Amina Khaleel said...

This is new to me.. It looks delicious..thanks for sharing...

Jay I love this thuvaiyal, whenever I go back home I make sure to have this.

Neetz said...

i havent tried this and this is new to me too :).. thanks so much for sharing :)

Priti said...

Very interesting ....looks good

I've learned something interesting today! Thanks Jay

Jessica said...

Such a tasty looking grape chutney! I love the ingredients and I'm always looking for a great side to go with a richer meal!

Babli said...

Unique and innovative recipe. Looks yummy and tasty.

Raji said...

Lovely thuvaiyal Jay...have never had it but it sure is wonderful.

Chandrani said...

This chutney is new for me but chutney looks fabulous.

Prathibha said...

my mom used 2 make this..love it

Uma said...

Delicious. I miss it. I used to get them only in my native. My mom makes this thogayal and in little different way.

Nava.K said...

Interesting recipe Jay although I don't know and have not seen the plant but surely a lovely outcome in the recipe.

Shirley said...

Completely new to this . Thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Been ages i had this chutney,wat a healthy chutney..


பிரண்டை துவையல் ரொம்ப சூப்பாராக இருக்கின்றது..

Innovative chutney recipe..


I've never heard of veldt grapes before. That chutney looks amazing!



jeyashrisuresh said...

my mil makes this by using the pirandai grown in our garden.nice post and thanks for giving the english name for pirandai

avainaayagan said...

மருத்துவ குணமுடைய பிரண்டை துவையல் செய்யத் தேவையான குறிப்புகளை புகைப்படங்களுடன் தந்திருப்பது பாரட்டுக்குரியது

Kaveri said...

Came to know about this pirandai and its health benefits recently from a t.v. show...Must try it once.

Mamatkamal said...

I've never seen this lovely veggie before! This sounds very interesting! Nice recipe, thanks for sharing.

Stefania said...

Great recipe, I want to reward you with a google's +1. Bye

BestOodles said...

This vegetable looks like cactus. Does this taste like cactus at all?

Prathima Rao said...

Never heard of this or probably called a diff name in our place... :) Any ways this looks good & must try & get hold of this wonder green.. :))
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Faith said...

I love your dishes and this is totaly new to me but I can't wait to try it. Looks really good.

Cham said...

I ve heard of it but never seen it! Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe.

Neha said...

this is a new recipeto me...Looks very nice..

Sobha Shyam said...

very interesting and delicious recipe..very new to me..

Andreea said...

Wow Jay, this seems to have a lot of health benefits, I can't wait to try it :D

aipi said...

Never heard of this before ~ thanks for sharing dear!

Seeing this for the first time, thanks for enlightening !

Vidhya said...

An interesting chutney.Though I am from south India this plant and recipe is new to me.Thanks for sharing.

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...the jaggery adds a different taste to it...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Ammu's said...

Very new to me..I never heard of this veggie...Thanks for sharing..

Heard of it. But never cooked it. Thank for sharing Jay !

Swati Sapna said...

Have never heard of this fruit!! Very intriguing :) Am going to figure out if i can find it here in Mumbai...

I have a query Jay last time I tried it...my hands were itching very badly..how can I prevent this...?

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