Banana Stem Fried Rice | How to make Banana Stem Fried Rice

By Bethica Das  |  19th Feb 2018  |  
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About Banana Stem Fried Rice Recipe

Banana stem has a lot of health benefits, is good for weight loss and in lowering high blood pressure. It contains fibre, potassium and vitamin B6. You must have had Banana Stem in a curry form. Now how about making a fried rice with it? It can be a one-pot meal which can be enjoyed with raita and papad as accompaniments.

Banana Stem Fried Rice

Ingredients to make Banana Stem Fried Rice

  • 5"-6" long banana stem
  • 2-3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 mace
  • 1-2 star anise
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp. coriander-cumin powder
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • few roasted cashew nuts
  • handful of coriander & mint leaves
  • raita & papad to serve

How to make Banana Stem Fried Rice

  1. Slice the banana stem finely and immerse in buttermilk till cooking time to avoid discoloration. Pressure cook rice separately and spread out on a plate to cool down.
  2. Drain the banana stem and pressure cook in sufficient water for 2-3 whistles. Drain and squeeze out any water.
  3. Heat oil and ghee. Temper with bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, mace, star anise and cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onion and fry till light brown. Then add all the dry spices (except salt) and the ginger-garlic paste mixed with 1/4 cup water. Saute till the oil separates.
  5. Then add the tomato and continue to fry till it is mashed. Add the drained banana stem and salt. Fry for 2-3 minutes on a medium flame.
  6. Add the rice and green chilies. Mix everything well and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Then add the mint and coriander leaves and toss well.
  7. When done, garnish with the fried cashews and serve with raita and papad.

Reviews for Banana Stem Fried Rice (1)

Shelly Sharma9 months ago

So yummyy...