Thursday, 9 January 2014


BANANA STEM is good for health and rich source of Fibre, Vitamin B6, Potassium which helps in the production of Insulin and Hemoglobin. It's very beneficial for those on a Weight-Loss program. It keeps High Blood Pressure in control. It is a good diuretic and helps to detoxify the body. It has cooling effect. The popular belief is that eating Banana Stem is very good for Kidney Stones.

Ingredients :-
Banana Stem (Kadali Manja) - 1 cup (Finely Chopped)
Boiled Small Chick peas - 1/2 cup
Gram flour - 2-3 tsp
Rice Powder - 2 tsp
Green chillies chopped - 2 tsp
Onion chopped - 1 no.
Garlic - 5-6 cloves
Ginger - 1' inch
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil  for shallow frying

Method :-
Cut the banana stem into small pieces, add little salt and haldi, mix and keep aside for 10-15 minutes. Heat oil in a pan. Squeeze the excess water from the chopped stem. Add little cumin seeds and dry red chilly to the oil. When it crackle, add chopped manja (Stem), saute and little fry for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame, cool it. After it get cool, take the fried banana stem, chick peas, garlic cloves, ginger and blend it to make a coarse paste (not very fine). Transfer to a bowl, add chopped onion, chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, salt to taste, little lemon juice, gram flour, rice powder and mix it well. Heat a pan with little oil. Made into desired shapes and shallow fry them both sides in medium flame till golden brown. Serve hot with any chutney or as side dish with rice / roti..

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