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Thor Ghanto | Bengali style Banana stem curry..

Nilanjana Bhattacharjee
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Thor Ghanto | Bengali style Banana stem curry.. RECIPE

Banana stem is a vegetable with many health benefits not only rich Iron as well as It's really high in fiber and rich with potassium and vitamin B6. It is good for high blood pressure, kidney stones or even for weight loss program and many others.     We are the Bengali s called Banana steam in our typical bengali term "Thor". And "Thor ghanto" or Banana Stem Curry is a traditional,very common yet delicious preparation in any Bengali household.its pure vegetarian preparation with minimum ingredients still its very tasty. You can enjoy Banana Stem Curry with steam rice or roti or whatever you like..

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. banana Stem | Thor - 2 cups ,chopped
  2. potato - 1 ,chopped
  3. kalonji or onion seeds- 1/2 tsp
  4. Dry red chili- 1
  5. turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  6. Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. salt as required
  8. sugar - 1/2 tsp
  9. coconut paste or grated- 5 tbsp
  10. ghee or clarified butter- 2 tsp


  1. Chopped Banana Stem and then wash properly. 
  2. Then pressure cook banana stem with little salt and turmeric .wait for 4 whistle..then turn off gas..allow to release pressure.. take out from cooker and put it in a bowl..
  3. Heat a pan with 2 tbsp of oil .add onion seeds and dry red chilli..once you get nice aroma add chopped potatoes and cook till soft on low flame..
  4. Then add boiled banana stem.add little chili powder .mix well every thing. .
  5.    Then add salt as required and 1 tsp of sugar and mix well everything
  6. Then add coconut paste and give a good mix..
  7. Stir continuously for 5 - 6 minutes or till the curry dried up completely..
  8. Then add ghee and mix well ..check seasoning if required adjust
  9. Now delicious Banana stem curry is ready to serve...serve it with steam rice or roti ..

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Ghosh Paramita
Ghosh Paramita   Aug-02-2019

Thank you very much for sharing the recipe.

Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   Jan-30-2018

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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