Thursday, 16 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 :-
Kadali Manja (Banana Stem) - 1 cup (Chopped)
Potato - 1 no. (Chopped)
Onion - 1 no.
Tomato - 1 no.
Green Chilly - 2 nos.
Dry Red Chilly - 1 no.
Mustard Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped
Yogurt - 1/2 cup (Optional)

Mustard seeds - 2 tsp (soaked in White Vinegar for 15-20 minutes)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilly - 2 nos.
Garlic Cloves - 10 nos.
Make a fine paste with above ingredients.

Method :-
Cut the banana stem into small pieces, add little salt and haldi, mix and keep aside for 20 minutes. Now squeeze the excess water from the chopped stem (Manja) and add the mustard seeds paste, salt to taste, 1 tsp mustard oil, chopped onion, tomatoes, green chilly, coriander leaves, yogurt and mix it well. Keep it aside for 10 minutes. Heat a non-stick kadhai with 1 tsp oil. Add mustard seeds and dry red chilly to it. When it start to splutters, add the marinated banana stem to it. Sprinkle little water if required and cover it. Cook it in low flame for 20-30 minutes till it done. Stir it occasionally. Switch off the flame and garnish with extra coriander leaves. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy it !!!    

1 comment:

  1. my grandmaa uses the patra poda method instead of tava and it ads some extra flavor to it.