School vacations are coming to an end. It was super fun and we have had some great time. Last week we went on a cruise and had some gala time. It was a wonderful experience and very relaxing. Finally I got a much needed break from all the usual activities. We ate a lot as Indian vegetarian food was available amply. We got to try some beautiful and a different varieties of eggless bakes,jellies and puddings. I enjoyed the desserts the most.You must have seen the mouth watering pictures if you follow me on instagram.
Talking about instagram, I had also shared the picture of the lunch thali below a couple of days ago. I share my lunch thali on instagram on most of the days. Do follow me if you are not already. Banana stem was not a very popular thing at my place when I was a child though I have eaten a few times, when our friends shared the stem with us whenever they removed the banana tree from their garden. But it was such a rare thing that I hardly remember how it tasted.
But for the last couple of years , I have eaten this many times. Also partly because I became aware of how healthy it is. It prevents kidney stones and also aids in weight loss. Juice made with it is very nutritious. I have usually had it as a kootu or south Indian style stir fry. I have loved it always. I like the banana stem more than the flower or even the raw bananas.
My sister had once suggested to try a stir fry with it using onions and all. So when I got the stem last month, I decided to make it this way. It was spicy and delicious and it really tasted great with phulkas. We all enjoyed it and am sure I will making this again and again.