Banana stem kootu ( gravy ) | How to make Banana stem kootu ( gravy )

By Radha Natarajan  |  16th Feb 2018  |  
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Banana stem kootu ( gravy )by Radha Natarajan
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About Banana stem kootu ( gravy ) Recipe

One of the most healthiest dishes prepared with banana stem, is the banana stem gravy or mor kootu as it is called in Southern parts of India. The Banana tree is a very rare plant where every part is useful. The nutritive benefits of the stem are many

Banana stem kootu ( gravy ), a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Radha Natarajan. Banana stem kootu ( gravy ) is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Banana stem kootu ( gravy ) is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Banana stem kootu ( gravy ) by Radha Natarajan is perfect to serve 5 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Banana stem kootu ( gravy ).

Banana stem kootu ( gravy )

Ingredients to make Banana stem kootu ( gravy )

  • 1 medium sized banana stem tender.
  • 1 cup fresh yogurt whisked.
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp udad dal
  • 1/2 coconut freshly grated , only the white parts
  • 1 cup thin buttermilk to soak the stem roundels
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 small green chillies
  • 2 tsp coconut oil for seasoning. ( optional) or any cooking oil
  • sprigs of curry leaves
  • salt to taste.

How to make Banana stem kootu ( gravy )

  1. Wash the stem and remove the outer covering which is thick and between the covers you will see the single white tender stem which has no outer cover but a shiny skin.
  2. Wash the stem and remove the outer covering which is thick and between the covers you will see the single white tender stem which has no outer cover but a shiny skin.
  3. Wash the stem and remove the outer covering which is thick and between the covers you will see the single white tender stem which has no outer cover but a shiny skin.
  4. Take a broad pan and cook the chopped pieces in little buttermilk itself and add some salt. Meanwhile grate the 1/2 coconut and grind into paste with little water along with 2 green chillis and 1 tsp of cumin seeds.
  5. The stem pieces would have cooked quickly if they are very tender and and then add the ground paste and let it simmer on low flame , add the whisked yogurt and keep for a minute on the gas and then remove.
  6. Do not let it cook further once yogurt is added. Just a gentle boil will do. The gravy would have thickened after adding the coconut paste and the yogurt.
  7. Take a small pan for the tempering, with 1 or 2 tsp of coconut oil, crackle the mustard seeds, add the udad dal and sprigs of curry leaves, 1 red chili and pour the seasoning on the gravy.
  8. Serve hot with rice. This is a great favorite at home as it is so much similar in taste to Avial which also uses the same coconut paste .

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Shelly Sharma7 months ago

Nice one.
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