cut banana stembanana stem morkootu

Banana stem(vazhai thandu)    1 big piece
Curd                                                             1 small cup
Salt                                                              as required
Coconut scrapped                              1 cup
Jeera                                                          1 spoon
Green chilly                                           3
Curry leaves                                          1 strip
Coconut oil                                            1 tbsp
Mustard                                                   for tempering


  • Remove the outer covering of banana stem, cut into round pieces first, removing thread/fibre for every cut by rotating the finger and finally chop the round pieces into fine pieces(see pic) and put in dilute buttermilk to avoid discolouration.
  • Cook with salt in cooker or open vessel.
  • Wetgrind coconut, jeera and green chilly as a fine paste and transfer to cooked contents.
  • Stir well, boil for 2 minutes and add curd and curry leaves when you are about to switch off.
  • Switch off burner and temper with mustard in coconut oil.


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