When I went to India this year, after all the travels to temples and relatives house, we decided to go to my mom’s place. By then, coz of all those travels, Vj’s tummy got upset. What ever he eats, he got heart burning. So immediately my mom went to her mini garden and picked some of these pirandai (Cissus quadrangularis ,known as Hadjot in Hindi) and made thogaiyal out of it. Pirandai has various health benefits out of which, it is good for heart burn. My mom gave a lot of pirandai to carry to Chennai and suggested me to plant one or two in the plant pot so that it will be lively and I can carry it to Singapore. I planted it in the pot, but I have not brought it here, coz, I was afraid if we could carry plants through air. Also I forgot, I should agree. So left it there. But I am not sure how it will grow and get utilized. But we made again pirandai thogaiyal at Chennai. So I took the opportunity to click picture for my post. My MIL and mom said we can make adai also out of it. But this time only thogaiyal and wish to try adai next time. And if you know about this plant, please let me know how you call it in your region, in your language – in comments section, thank you.
Mix with hot rice and ghee or sesame oil generously. It tastes same as thengai thogaiyal, you won’t believe.