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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kadali Manja Raita ( Banana Stem Raita )

Cooking Time Required: 15-16 mins
Cost of Preparation: 30-35 Rupees

Ingredients: Curd ( 2 cups ), tender banana stem/ kadali manja ( 5 inch long), curry leaves ( 1-2 sprigs), red chillis ( 3-4 nos), red chilli powder ( 1/4 tsp), asafoetida ( just a pinch), pancha phutana ( 1/3 tsp), oil ( 3 tsp), salt.

Preparation: Cut the banana stem into very small pieces. Add salt and keep aside for 30 mins. Squueze out all the water and wash under the tap.

Transfer the curd into a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of water and salt. Beat well. Add the banana stem pieces.

Cooking: Heat the oil in a pan. Add pancha phutana & red chillis. Follow with the asafoetida, curry leaves and red chillis.

Fry for 20 secs and pour over the curd - banana stem mixture. Mix togather and serve with rice and dalma.

Note: This preparation is made with very tender banana stem in which the fibres should not have developed. Banana stem has its share of health benefits, most remarkable being its ability to ease the bowels.


  1. Very tempting and fabulous raita.

  2. very healthy n spicy raita...but here i am not able to get this healthy banana stem :(

  3. Dear AOF
    How are you? Here after a long time as I am off blog these days. I like this recipe. I remember I had this long long back in my child hood days. WIll like to try if I can get Kadali manja in Delhi.
    Have a nice day

  4. WOw thats a healthy and new raita for me,thanks for sharing..

  5. wow..thats one interesting raita recipe...looks very yummy!!!

  6. lovely blend of banana stem in raita....

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. wonderful health food, looks delish

  8. This is a unique recipe...very nice and cool.

  9. Wow! A nice way to use banana stems. I'd really try this out!

  10. Thanks for dropping by.. Banana stem raita is a very innovative preparation,bookmarked it..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

  11. very nice recipe...look soo yummy...:)

  12. My mom makes this often when it's available..Seriously ...Loooove it

  13. HI AOF,
    Banana stem in raita sounds fab. I had an impression that Oriya food is more seafood and nonveg, but i find plenty of veg dishes here. Will come very often now. Welcome to my space and warm comment.


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