Banana Stem - This a miracle stem is loaded with many medicinal properties.Many claim to substantiate this fact that it lowers cholesterol, helps in kidney ailments, aids in a good detox , treatment of stomach ulcers so on and so forth.
I include this in our diet mainly because it is very tasty. I do not give the family any choice as it might help us with some of its medicinal properties.
This stem is easily available here&there is a process involved in managing this piece of stem as shown in this collage.And you got to be real quick:)
Heat oil , add half a teaspoon of mustard seeds, a teaspoon of urad dal ( black gram split) and 2 red chillies whole. When they splutter add chopped onions. Fry well. Now, add the squeeze drained ( not sure if the choice of words are right :P ) pieces of banana stem with a spoon of turmeric powder and salt as appropriate. Stir well on high flame till the water dries up. The pieces will remain crunchy anyway............ Garnish with grated coconut and curry leaves.
I link this post to The Kerala Kitchen hosted by Kaveri...