If you want to gain some fiber immediately then no other option. Just cook one of 
the banana stem recipe and eat. Banana stem juice is the best medicine our 
ancestors used for kidney stone problems. As we all know, all parts of banana will 
be useful. In villages it will be available for free of cost. But in town, need to pay 
around 50 Rupees for ½ feet stem. Funny right? In my how it was one of the 
regular recipe. Just I have seen the banana stem in the market today and thought 
to cook poriyal with this. Lets see how to make now. If you are plan to invite 
guests to home, cook these kind of foods to surprise them since these are rare 


Banana stem - ¾ feet
Mung dal - 3tsp
Onion - 1
green chilli - 4
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Grated coconut - 3tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Salt for taste
Oil for seasoning


Cook the Mung dal in a separate vessel. Do not over cook. It should be cooked but
not mushy.

Cut and remove the edges of the banana stem. Usually it will be in dark in color if 
we buy from the market. Generally, in shops it will be with outer layers. We need 
to peel till we find the stem. If it is hard and not able to peel further, that is stem.

To chop the stem, just cut into circular pieces like in the snap. Then chop 
vertically. It will be easy. Circular pieces and Chopped ones needs to be keep in 
water always in order to avoid darkness.

Just stir the chopped banana stems with the fork to remove the excess fibers.
Now heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and urad dal. Once you hear the  spluttering sound, add green chilli and fry for 15 seconds. Then add chopped 
onion and curry leaves.

Once onion gets translucent, add chopped banana stem and stir it.

Then add turmeric powder and salt and cook for 5 minutes. No need to add water 
since Banana stem will leave some juice. It will be cooked easily and fast. Add 
required salt.
Then add cooked mung dal and grated coconut and stir it. Just cook for another 
one minute with low flame.

That's it. Now we made banana stem poriyal.

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