Pirandai is botanically known as Cissus quadrangularis. It is a very good remedy for Piles or Hemorrhoids. It is often made as Pirandai Thuvaiyal or Pirandai Kulambu and consumed as a home remedy for Piles.
Constant use of this herb facilitates easy bowel movement and is a proven home remedy for Piles.
Now let us see the Pirandai Kulambu recipe:
- Pirandai- 1 cup chopped
- Small onion- 25
- Garlic cloves- 10
- Tomato- 1
- Curry leaves- Few
- Gingelly oil- 2 tablsp
- Urad dal- ¼ tsp
- Mustard- ¼ tsp
- Cumin- ¼ tsp
- Fenugreek- few
- Tamarind- small marble size
- Salt- to taste
- Asafoetida- ¼ tsp
- Red chilli- 2
- Sambar powder- 3 tsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Peel fiber of the pirandai and cut into small pieces. Peel onion and garlic and chop finely. Chop tomato. Heat gingelly oil in a frying pan and add mustard, cumin, fenugreek and urad dal.
When it splutters add onion,curry leaf and garlic. Saute till transparent. Add pirandai and sauté 10 to 15 minutes.
Then add tomato. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Soak tamarind in little water.
Add tamarind water and allow it to boil till oil separates.
Boil it in the low flame. Serve hot with rice.