Banana stem sasive is a traditional Dakshina Kannada recipe. It is nothing but simple gravy/ chutney prepared grinding bananastem with mustard, chilli & coconut. This is very rich in fibre and minerals. I have mentioned the benefits using them in my earlier posts of chutney and bajji with it. Visit for the recipes of Banana stem Bajji/ Baledindina Bajji and PlantainStem/ Banana Stem Chutney.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Plantain stem/ Baledindu (Roughly chopped) – ½ cup
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Dry Red chilli – 1-2 (as per taste)
Salt - to taste
Fresh curds/ buttermilk – ½ cup
Optional Seasoning – mustards, curry leaves, oil (1 tsp)
Remove outer cover of banana stem and chop the inner core roughly.
Rinse these pieces once in water.
Grind chopped banana stem, grated coconut, red chilli & mustard seeds in a mixer until smooth. Add little water if needed.
Transfer to a bowl, add curds/ buttermilk and salt to taste.
Prepare seasoning (tadka/ oggarane) of a tsp oil, mustard & curry leaves and add to sasive. This can be avoided too.
Serve this as side dish to rice. This will make simple lunch with stir fried veggies!