Banana Stem Do Pyaza | How to make Banana Stem Do Pyaza

By Bethica Das  |  19th Feb 2018  |  
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About Banana Stem Do Pyaza Recipe

Banana stem has a number of essential nutrients, health benefits, is good for weight loss and helps in lowering high blood pressure. Besides, it also contains fibre, potassium and vitamin B6. This wonder stem can be turned into many delicious recipes. One of them happens to be Do Pyaza style. You will simply love this thick gravy which can be enjoyed with plain steamed rice, pulao, naan, tandoori roti or just plain chapati.

Banana Stem Do Pyaza

Ingredients to make Banana Stem Do Pyaza

  • 1 banana stem, 5-6" long
  • 3 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 mace
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 onion, cubed
  • 1" ginger, sliced
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. cashew paste
  • 2 tbsp. yoghurt
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ghee
  • 2 tbsp. fried onions

How to make Banana Stem Do Pyaza

  1. Remove the outer covering of the banana stem and cut into cubes, simultaneously removing the fibrous threads.
  2. Pressure cook with sufficient water, salt and 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder for 5-6 whistles.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the potatoes till light brown in colour. Drain and keep aside. Grind 1 sliced onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies into a paste. Keep aside.
  4. Temper the same oil with bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and mace.
  5. Add the chopped onion and fry till light brown.
  6. Now add the ground onion paste and saute till the oil separates.
  7. Add all the dry spices (except garam masala) along with a sprinkle of some water and continue to fry on a medium flame till the oil separates.
  8. Then add the boiled and drained banana stem, tomatoes, fried potatoes, the onion cubes and 3/4 cup water. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add the cashew paste and mix well.
  10. Add 1 cup water and simmer further for 2 minutes.
  11. When done, add the garam masala powder, ghee and the fried onions.
  12. Serve with plain steamed rice, pulao, naan, tandori roti, poori or just plain chapatti.

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