Every part of the banana plant has its benefits to our health. Banana stem is one such thing, which is high in fibre and filled with nutritious water. It is perfect for Human gut as well as the kidney.
The juice of the banana stem helps in flushing out toxins as well as to prevent kidney stone formation as well. Overall it acts as a healing food for the human body. In coastal Karnataka, we do use plantain stem or flower in various recipes. I have already shared our traditional Dosa recipe, and it is here, and previously I have shared Raw salad, curd salad and Rasam recipe.
When Plantain stem and millet combine, it is a perfect balance and can be a diet food or whoever is cutting down their rice intake due to their health issues. This dosa turns crispy and goes very well with any side dish of your choice. Tried and did this for my millet calendar project, published in 2017 and filing the recipe under Diabetic friendly recipe in my blog.
Foxtail Millet – 2 cups
Rice – ¾ cup
Urad dal – ¼ cup
Banana stem – from 6” piece
Methi – ¼ tsp
Poha – ½ cup
Buttermilk – 1 cup
-Wash millet, rice and urad dal together. Add poha.
-Soak in buttermilk for 2 to 3 hours.
– To chop banana stem, remove the outer cover and make slices of inner pith.
-While slicing, you will find little thread-like fibre, discard that by drawing by hand.
-After slicing into round pieces of dice and use this for grinding.
-Grind soaked items with banana stem and salt.
– Ferment overnight and next day morning you can prepare Dosas.
Note: You can use any millet instead of foxtail. Taste doesn’t change.