Pirandai (Thuvaiyal) Chutney


  • 200 gms Tender Pirandai Cissus quadrangularis
  • 8 nos Red Chillies
  • Small Marble size Tamarind
  • 2 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Urad Dhal
  • A sprig of Curry Leaves
  • 2 pinch asafetida
  • 2 no Garlic flakes
  • 1 inch Ginger


  • Clean Pirandai and cut into small pieces with out fiber.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil and add mustard, urad dhal, red chillies, tamarind and asafetida and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add Pirandai and curry leaves and further sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add garlic and ginger, add grated coconut and salt.
  • Grind it into chutney when cool.
  • Heat a little oil and add the chutney and fry until it is dry without water content.
  • This goes well with Chappathis, Rice and Idli / Dosa.
  • Uses:

  • Contains Calcium: ideal for children and women.
  • Useful in Constipation and piles.Useful in fractures.