Banana stem looks like this. It is a rich source of fiber and good for kidney. This curry is very tasty also. We can also make different recipes with the banana stem. Ingredients: Arati davva or duta(Banana stem)-1piece of 1/4mtr length. Split Green gram(pesara pappu)-1/2 cup(half cooked) Oil-2tbsp Mustard seeds-1tsp Cumin seeds-1tsp Red chilies-2 splited Green chilies-2 finely chopped Black gram-1tsp Salt-to taste Turmeric powder-a pinch Asafoetida-a pinch curry leaves-5or 6 Preparation:

. we have to slice it and take out the hair like material. Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds. Drain out the excess water and squeeze. red chilies and green chilies. Then we have to chop the sliced stem. curry leaves and cooked arati davva. This stem is round in shape. Let the wetness also dry out then add half cooked green gram to it. Let it cook for some more time so that the water and wetness in the curry will dry out. Add asafoetida. cumin seeds. black gram. Boil the split green gram till they become soft. Pressure cook the arati davva for three vigils. Add salt and turmeric powder. Fry them till they splutter.To prepare this curry we have to cut the stem very carefully. We have to put these pieces into thin buttermilk otherwise they will turn to black.

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