The health benefits of banana stem are many. If we take banana stem in our regular diet we will not get kidney stones. With lots of fiber, a cup of banana stem is very filling and will keep you full for a long time. Drinking a cup of banana stem juice helps in treating hyper acidity. It is very good for diabetics.
Vazhaithandu / Banana Stem Soup
- Onion - 1
- Bay Leaf - 1
- Ghee or Oil - 1 tsp.
- Moong Dhal - 1 tbsp.
- Pepper Powder - as needed
- Salt - as needed
- Cut the banana stem and onion into big pieces.
- In a pan add ghee or oil and add the bay leaf.
- Now add the cumin seeds and let it turn red.
- Now add onions and saute till the colour changes.
- Add the cut banana stem and saute for a minute.
- Add the moong dhal and add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- When cooled discard the bay leaf.
- Grind this into a smooth paste.
- Now add 2 cups of water and filter the ground paste.
- Add salt and pepper powder to this and boil this for 5 minutes.
- Serve the soup hot.