Saturday, July 23, 2016

Baale Dindu Khara Dose / Banana Stem Spicy Dosa

1.5 cups White Rice (Preferred: Sona Masuri)
2 cups crushed Banana Stems
1 cup grated Coconut
4 - 5 Red Chillies
4 - 5 strands of Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Coriander Seeds
Big Pinch of Asafoetida
Small piece of Ginger
Salt to taste
Ghee / Oil

Soak rice in water for about 4-5 hrs. Wash soaked rice 2-3 times and keep it aside.

Put little amount of buttermilk, water in a vessel and keep it aside. Make thin round pieces of banana stem by removing its fibre content as shown in the picture below. Put this in a vessel containing buttermilk water for about 5 mins.

Put chopped banana stems, red chillies, grated coconut, curry leaves, ginger, coriander seeds in a mixer and crush them together as shown in the picture below.

Grind soaked rice along with crushed ingredients, asafoetida into smooth paste. Add salt and water(if required). (Consistency of the batter should be like that of milkshake.)

Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred). Pour a spoonful of batter at the centre, spread it with the back of the spoon to a thin round. Add 1 tsp of oil/ghee on top of dosa, cover it in a lid and cook it for a minute in medium flame. Cook other side of the dosa as well for about 1-2 mins in medium flame.

Serve hot with any chutney or sambar.The ingredients mentioned above will serve around 15 Dosas.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Baale Dindu(Banana Stem) Sasive

1 cup chopped Banana Stem / Baale Dindu
2 Red Chillies
Small piece of Ginger
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 cup grated Coconut
Salt to taste
1 cup Yogurt / Curd / Buttermilk
3 - 4 strands of Coriander leaves


Make thin round pieces of banana stem by removing its fibre content and chop them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put chopped banana stems, salt in a pressure cooker container.  Add little amount of water and cook. (2-3 whistles).

Grind grated coconut, red chillies, mustard seeds into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water.(If it is frozen coconut, use hot water while grinding.) Add cooked banana stem, ginger and grind them together for about 2-3 mins.  Add this ground coconut to a vessel. Add buttermilk, salt, water(if required) to the same vessel and mix. (If it is yogurt/curd, put it in a mixer for few seconds before adding it to Sasive.) Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.