Banana stem kosambari

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Number of servings: 3-4

How long it takes: 30 minutes

I was served this banana stem kosambari (with rice and dal) in one of my friends place and I could not even recognize the ingredient until I had to explicitly ask. I got this Banana stem/Gabbo from our own garden and close on the heels of Banana Stem Bharith, I thought of sharing this recipe with you all today. As the veggie is fibrous it is also good for people suffering from constipation.  Here it is:

What you need to have:

1. Chopped banana stem – 2 cups

2. Peanut powder – 2 tablespoon

3. Chopped onion – 1/2cup

4.  Green chili – 2

5. Fresh grated coconut – 2 tablespoon

6. Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

7. Chopped cilantro – 2 tablespoon

8. salt- to taste

9. Cooking oil – 1 teaspoo

Finely chopped Banana stem

 Other ingredients of  the dish

What you do with what you have:

1. Chop banana stem very fine after removing all the fibers in it. Also wash, peal and chop onions fine, chop cilantro and grate coconut and keep it aside. Dry roast peanuts till you get a pleasant aroma. On cooling peal and powder it in the mixer and keep it aside along with other ingredients as shown in the above image.

2. Transfer all the ingredients in another broad bowl so that one is able to mix it well including salt.

All ingredients in a bowl

3. Squeeze lemon juice and transfer it to another bowl for a close view of the dish.

Ready to serve banana stem kosambari

Good to remember:

1. Banana stem should be fresh and tender as it is eaten raw.

2. Adding peanut powder is one’s option.

3. Curds can also be used in place of lemon juice.


5 thoughts on “Banana stem kosambari

    Geeta Pai said:
    October 9, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I prepare it once in a month.Adding peanut powder is new to me.My Aayi used to say, this banana stem cleans our stomach from any hair we had unknowingly consumed.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      Hi Geetha,

      I normally prepare this dish whenever the veggie is available from my garden and do not buy it in the market as such. It is not a fancy to anybody at home but sine good as your mom says it has to be consumed whenever aavailable instead of wasting. We both like it too!!!!!!!!!!!For your kind information Aayi’s recipes celebrity Shilpa’s mom is my husband’s niece!!!!!!!!!!! We both are in Newyork now at my son’s place on a vacation and she is in Kansas here.

    Ezcookbook said:
    October 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

    this looks nice and never tried it… glad to follow you… visit our site at leisure….

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    Priya said:
    October 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Such a healthy kosambari,loving it.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 6:36 am

      Hi priya,

      Thanx a lot for your comments .

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