Banana stem stir fry – side dish for chapatis

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.raw banana recipes     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.


stir fry recipes     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.

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Banana stem stir fry - side dish for chapatis Yum
Stir fry with banana stem - A different side dish for chapatis and phulkas.
raw banana recipes
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
raw banana recipes
Instructions
  1. Remove the outer layers of the banana stem. Chop the inner center portion of the stem into small pieces. Place the pieces in diluted buttermilk till use. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Allow to crackle. Add cumin seeds. Add garlic (if adding),green chillies and curry leaves.
  2. Add the chopped onions and saute till it slightly browns. Add turmeric powder and salt. Add the chopped banana stem and mix well. Add curry powder . Mix and sprinkle a little water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add coriander leaves. Add some lemon juice. Mix well together. Serve with some phulkas.
Recipe Notes

Recipe for curry powder. Click the link for the recipe.

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