There are many varities of chutneys ( Dip). Chutneys can be made with pulses , fruit and vegetables. Banana tree is the only tree whose all the parts are used like flower , stem , raw banana , fruit and leaf for eating food. This chutney I had made it with the stem.
Banana stem is said to cure kidney stones. If we take the juice of banana stem juice regularly for about 45 days , it dissolves the kidney stones.
Banana stem ( chopped ) – ½ cup
Shallots – 4
Garlic – 4 cloves
Ginger - 1 “ piece
Green chilly - 4
Tomato – 1
Tamarind paste – ¼ tsp
Coconut – 1 cup
Heat oil in a pan add banana stem , green chilly ,tomato and sauté well .
Grind the above along with ginger ,garlic , tamarind pulp and coconut.
Add the required salt and mix well.
Add the tempering before serving,
Serve with steaming idly / dosa.Note : no one will find it is made of plantain stem.
South IndianCooking - Series # 1 @ Anu's Healthy Kitchen