Plantain Stem/ Banana Stem Chutney

Including Banana Stem in diet is very healthy habit as it is good source of dietary fibre and vitamins. One of the best and easiest way to use it in the form of chutney as there is no work of fine chopping or frying or cooking. Time required to prepare it is very less if all the ingredients are in place. And the chutney goes well with south Indian breakfasts such as dosa, idli or even it can be a quick side dish for rice, especially with Ganji oota (Boiled rice with starch). Click here for the Banana stem Bajji (Podi) recipe.

Plantain Stem/ Banana Stem – ½ cup (pieces)
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Red Chillis – 2
Tamarind – ¼ tsp
Garlic – 12 cloves
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 1 strand


Clean and chop Banana Stem roughly. Get about half cup of pieces. Grate coconut. Fry red chillis, 6 garlic cloves in few drops of Oil until you get nice aroma and garlic turn golden brown. Grind coconut, banana stem pieces, fried chilli and garlic, tamarind, salt in a mixer to smooth paste. Heat oil in a tadka (tempering) pan, add garlic and mustard and allow spluttering. Add curry leaves to it and season the chutney with it. Yummy & healthy chutney is ready to serve.