Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Banana stem curry, Arati doota/daava koora, vazhaithandu poriyal

Banana stem is very nutritious with lots of medicinal values in it. Having banana stem in our food is good for kidneys. Banana stem juice dissolves kidney stones. Once a bunch of bananas harvested, the tree is cut away. outer layer of the banana stem is peeled away, till you get tender inner stem. The stem looks hard but after cooking it will be smooth. In some areas it is not easily available in market. I use to prepare this recipe regularly. It's preparation is difficult for beginners, but method is very easy. This curry goes well with rice. You can also prepare chutney, and in combination chickpeas etc.,
Check out my Aratikaya mudda koora recipe.

Arati doota/daava koora, Banana stem curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins
 Serves: 2
 Recipe Category: curry
 Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


Banana stem pieces - 1 cup
Onions - 1cup
Curry leaves - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilli -1
Hing - 1 pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp ( for garnishing)

For grinding

Fresh coconut - few pieces
Ginger - 1tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Green chillies -2


* Remove the outer layer of banana stem and cut into circular discs.

* While cutting the discs, we have to take out the extra fiber, by taking it on to the right index finger and make circular movement of the finger, while holding the fiber.

Repeat this process with entire stem

* Take a bowl add diluted buttermilk. As buttermilk is not ready  today , i used water. Take a bowl add water and pinch turmeric powder.

* Now cut circular discs into small pieces and keep it water until you cook.


1. Take a pan/kadai, add oil heat it for a second, add mustard seeds once splutters add cumin seeds, green chilli, curry leaves and hing.

2. Add onions and fry it well, by adding salt.

3. Now remove the banana stem  from water and add it to the pan.M ix it well and close the lid, cook it until the stem becomes soft.

4.Take a mixer jar add fresh coconut pieces, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves and powder it .

 5. Add this coconut powder to the cooked banana stem, stir it well. Close the lid and cook it for 2 min. So that the coconut flavour adds to the curry.

6. Switch off the flame, take curry in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Yummy and healthy Banana stem curry is ready to serve😋😋.


* You can also use butter milk instead of water to soak banana stem pieces.

* Donot keep the banana stem pieces out for long time, it will change color to black.

* As i soaked the banana stem pieces in turmeic water it turns yellow color.

* Do not grind coconut into smooth paste and do not water.


◆ Apply oil to your hands and knife while cutting .

◆  Use buttermilk to keep the pieces white.

Health benifitsbof using  Banana stem

● Great  medicine to dissolve kidney stones.

● Helps to fight against urinary track infection

● Because of its fiber content helps in weight loss management

● Controls acidity and constipation problems.

● Promotes bone growth

 ●Regulates blood pressure etc.,

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