Banana Stem Kootu/Curry

Banana stem contains ample amount of fiber, which can prevent constipation and ulcer in the long run. Banana contains lots of potassium and vitamin B6. These nutrients help in retaining muscle tone and increase production of hemoglobin and insulin.


Banana stem – 1 feet

Moong Dal – 1 cup

Onion – 1

Tomato - 2

Mustard seed – 1 teaspoon

Urad dal – 1 teaspoon

Cumin seed – 1 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Green chilli – 3

Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon

Red chilli powder – 1 – ½ teaspoon

Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Oil for seasonings

Salt as required


Take one feet of banana stem and cut into small cubes and put into water to avoid getting darkness.

Boil cut banana stem with 1 cup of moong dal, required salt until the moong dal cooked well.

Moong dal will pop out kind of foam. Take out this out with a spoon.

Once moong dal cooked well, filter out the cooked banana stem and dal and keep aside. Keep the cooked water for later use.

Heat a pan and add 3 teaspoon of oil.

Once oil hot add 1 teaspoon mustard seed, 1 teaspoon Urad dal, 1 teaspoon cumin seed.

Add 1 spring curry leaves , 3 slit green chilli and stir it when mustard start spluttering.

Then add 1 chopped onion and stir it. Cook until translucent.

Add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1-1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste and stir it.

Add 2 chopped tomato and cook for 2 minutes.

Add ½ cup of water, , required salt and keep cook for 2 minutes.

Now add cooked banana stem and moong dal and mix it.

Add 1 cup of banana stem cooked water and stir it. (if the water still available, drink it. It is amrit.

Close the lid and cook for another 5 minutes.

Now the tasty and very healthy banana stem curry is ready to serve.

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