Banana Stem Pulao/Thor Chal | How to make Banana Stem Pulao/Thor Chal

By Amrita Roy  |  22nd Apr 2018  |  
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About Banana Stem Pulao/Thor Chal Recipe

Banana stem pulao or thor chal is a tasty rice dish. My mother used to prepare this dish when we were kids. As this is a Bengali style pulao so the dish is sweet in taste like other Bengali pulaos. Addition of banana stem into a rice dish is really innovative and makes the this healthy. Banana stem has lot of health benefits including healing acidity and gastric problems, managing cholesterol and blood pressure, treating kidney stones and UTI and many more.

Banana Stem Pulao/Thor Chal

Ingredients to make Banana Stem Pulao/Thor Chal

  • Rice (Basmati/Any Fragrant Rice) - 11/2 Cups, soaked in water for 15 minutes and drain the water
  • banana Plant Stem - Finely Chopped and Boiled 1/2 to 2/3 cup
  • salt to taste
  • bay leaf - 2
  • cinnamon Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • ghee - 2 tablespoon
  • cashew nuts - 7-8
  • raisins - 7-8
  • Refined oil - 1 tablespoon
  • sugar - 1/2 cup

How to make Banana Stem Pulao/Thor Chal

  1. Heat oil and 1 teaspoon ghee in a pan and add boiled & strained chopped banana plant stem.
  2. Saute it with little salt and keep aside.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon on ghee in a pan and saute cashew nuts and keep them aside.
  4. Now take a wok and add remaining ghee.
  5. Add a Bay leaf and after that add rice. Stir it for 5 minutes.
  6. Next add the fried banana plant stem. Mix them well and add salt and sugar as per taste.
  7. Now pour required water, cover it and allow to cook the rice.
  8. Check in between and stir to avoid sticking at the bottom.
  9. Switch off the gas when the rice is 85 to 90% cooked and give standing time for 5 minutes.
  10. Finally add raisins, cashew and cinnamon powder before switching off the gas. Serve it hot.

Reviews for Banana Stem Pulao/Thor Chal (1)

Milli Garg10 months ago

Nice one.