Banana Stem with Moong Dal

28 Aug

Arati Doota Pesarapappu Kura


Banana Stem 5 inch long
Split Moong Dal 3/4 cup
Green Chiles 4
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Chop the hard cover off the banana stem.
Chop the inner core of banana stem into thin circles and then into small cubes.
Soak the chopped banana stem in water to which a tbsp of yogurt has been added.
Remove any hard fibre that sticks to knife while cutting the banana stem.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.

Bring to boil few cups of water, add chopped banana stem and salt.
Boil the water until the banana cubes cook and turn soft.
Strain the cooked banana cubes and keep aside.
Bring to boil few cups of water in another saucepan, add moong dal.
Boil until the moong dal is just cooked without getting mushy.
Strain the moong dal and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add green chiles, cooked banana cubes, cooked moong dal and saute until excess water evaporates.
Serve with steamed rice and ghee.

Notes: Cook banana stem and moong dal properly.

2 Responses to “Banana Stem with Moong Dal”

  1. Sujatha August 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    wow! I love banana stems.. too bad I don’t get them here.. looks delicious anusha!

  2. Madhuri September 8, 2008 at 8:34 pm #

    Recipe is great!! Thanks.

    Could you also specify the benefit of foods like banana stems in one-liners as well. thanks.

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