Banana Stem Masala: How to make Banana stem masala recipe

2017-02-06
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  • Servings : 3-4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m

Banana stem masala recipe:

Bananas are eaten everywhere in the world. In India people eat more than just the fruit Banana. They also eat the flower of Banana. They even eat the stem of banana plant. There are many recipes that uses Banana Stems. Hence, one such recipe is Banana Stem Masala recipe. This recipe also originates from South India. This recipe is also known by many names like Banana Stalk, Spicy Banana Curry, Plantain Stem Fry, etc. In Tamilnadu it is called Vazhai Thandu Poriyal or Banana Stem Kootu recipe.

Cooking Banana Stem Masala requires intermediate level cooking skills. It takes around 30 minutes of time to cook this recipe. This recipe is generally served as Side Dish going along with Rice, Roti, Phulka, Idli, Dosa, etc. This recipe is mild in taste.

As the name suggests the main ingredient of this recipe is Banana Stem. Banana Stems are also very healthy in nature. They are full of important minerals that are necessary for human consumption. It helps in detoxification and help with kidney stones. They are useful in managing weight. They reduce Belly Fat and control acidity. In short Banana stem is very useful for humans. The other ingredients that are used in this recipe are Tomato, Onion, Chilli, Kalonji Seeds and Turmeric Powder. All of these ingredients make the recipe palatable and good for health.

Anyone can cook Banana Stem Masala at home. Banana stem has no Sugar or calories in it making it famous among the health conscious people. We can also consume Banana Stem as juice. This is a traditional recipe that passes through generations. Even though the origination of this recipe is South India, it is also eaten in Eastern India as well.

Ingredients

  • Banana Stem - 1 Cup
  • Chopped Onion - 1 small Cup
  • Chopped Tomato - 1 medium size
  • Green Chili - 3 nos.
  • Kalonji Seeds - 1/4 Tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Sugar - 1/4 Tbsp
  • Oil - 2-3 Tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder -1/4 Tbsp

Method

Step 1

Remove the outer skin of the banana stem, chop the tender portion of stem. Remove the fiber while chopping. Cook it for some times.

Step 1

Step 2

Chop onion, tomato and slit the green chili.

Step 2

Step 3

After boiling the banana stem take it from the cooker and smash it well with hand.

Step 3

Step 4

Heat oil in a kadai, add kalonji seeds, onion, green chili and fry them till golden brown.

Step 4

Step 5

To the above, add chopped tomato and fry till it softens. Tomato melts in the masala completely.

Step 5

Step 6

Add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Mix well in a medium flame.

Step 6

Step 7

Add smashed banana stem in this mixture, stir well. Cook the dish for few minutes till the water is drained off from the gravy. Transfer the dish from pan to serving bowl.

Step 7

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