Banana stem/ Plantain stem Mustard gravy/ Baledindu Sasive

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.
Now, check the recipe of Sasive.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3-4
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!