Banana stem salad | How to make Banana stem salad

By Sudha Sridhar  |  15th Jan 2017  |  
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About Banana stem salad Recipe

In south India food is served on a banana leaf, the raw fruit is cooked as a vegetable and the ripe one had as a fruit, the flower too makes a delicious side dish. Now we are left with just the stem and the root and believe it or not the stem can be made into a juicy fresh salad. So except for the root we use all parts of the banana plant. The stem is just water and fiber and is very good not just for weight loss but reduces the chances of bladder stones.

Banana stem salad is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Sudha Sridhar teaches how to make Banana stem salad step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Banana stem salad in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Banana stem salad at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Banana stem salad takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 2 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Banana stem salad is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Banana stem salad is a good option for you. The flavour of Banana stem salad is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Banana stem salad and impress your family and friends.

Banana stem salad

Ingredients to make Banana stem salad

  • banana stem - 6 inches long
  • green chillies - 2
  • lemon - 1
  • mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • black gram ( split and without skin) ( Urad Dhuli) - 2 tsp
  • oil - 1/2 tsp
  • salt - to taste

How to make Banana stem salad

  1. The banana stem has a couple of outer layers which have a honeycomb like structure when you look at the cut edges. Remove these till you reach the core which is solid and smooth.
  2. From one edge cut out thin circles. After cutting the first slice you'll see some fiber on the cut surface of the stem. Run your fingers on the cut surface and remove the fiber. Do this after every slice is cut.
  3. Finely dice the circles.
  4. Finely chop the green chillies and add it to the diced banana stem.
  5. In a small pan heat the oil and add mustard seeds.
  6. Once the mustard seeds have spluttered add the split black gram (urad dhuli) and let it turn golden brown.
  7. Add this to the salad along with salt and juice of one lemon.
  8. Mix well and serve immediately.

My Tip:

You'll find banana stem in any vegetable shop in a South Indian or Bengali neighbourhood. The cut stem loses its water and freshness very fast so make it only when you're ready to serve.

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Shelly Sharma3 years ago

A very unique recipe

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