Plantain stem dosa / Bale dandina dosey:

Every part of the banana plant has its own benefits to our health. Banana stem is one such thing, which is high in fibre and filled with nutritious water. It is very good for Human gut as well as kidney.

The juice of the banana stem helps in flushing out of toxins as well as to prevent kidney stone formation as well. Overall it acts as a healing food for human body. In coastal Karnataka, we do use plantain stem or flower in various recipes. Today I am going to share our traditional Dosa recipe and previously I have shared Raw salad as well as Rasam recipe.

Plantain stem dosa turns out porous, soft as well as crispy and goes very well with any side dish of your choice.


Dosa rice – 2 cups

Urad dal – ¼ cup

Methi seeds – 1 tablespoon

Banana/ plantain stem – 2 cups



-Wash , soak dosa rice, urad dal, methi in water for 2 to 3 hours.

-Chop Banana stem as I have shown in the picture below.

-Grind soaked rice and chopped plantain stem pieces by adding sufficient salt into smooth paste.

-Ferment overnight or 8 – 10 hours. Next day prepare Dosa .

-If you like crisp roasted one, spread as thin as possible on heated iron griddle.

-Serve with coconut chutney or any other curry.


5 thoughts on “Plantain stem dosa / Bale dandina dosey:

  1. Jyotsna Daptardar Reply

    Excellent Dosa
    Yes Banana stem dissolves kidney stones
    It cleaned intestine, colon rectom
    It detoxes our body
    I have eaten Raita, sabji mangalore style
    Chutney , salted preserves
    Thanks for recipe

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely words Jyotsna.

  2. Girija Bhat Reply

    Prepared today.. Very tasty dose.. Thanks for the recipe..😊

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much for trying Girijakka. Glad to read your feedback.

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