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Indian Banana Stem Salad

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Crunchy fried vegetables are my all time favorite, and it is double the fun when it equally healthy a choice to make. Yes this Crnches Crunch made with nutritious vegetables and flavored with delicious ingredients is just an awesome treat to try! This crunchy vegetable fry goes well with any variety of rice and tastes good as a mid-morning dish!
Ingredients
  Banana stem 1 , chopped fine 6 inches long (Fresh)
  Ginger piece 1 Inch, chopped fine
  Green chili 1 , deseeded and chopped fine
  Finely chopped fresh coriander 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh grated coconut 1 Tablespoon
  Lime 1 , juiced
  Rock salt To Taste
  Buttermilk/Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
For the seasoning
  Oil 2 Teaspoon (Of Your Choice)
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Split black gram 1 Teaspoon
Directions

This salad requires a little bit of technique.
Before you begin take a bowl of clean water to which you add either the lime juice or buttermilk.
Chop the stem into this bowl of water to preventing it from discolouring.
You may have to peel off the outer layers if they are dried and brittle.
Then cut the stem into 1/4 inch thick roundels and wind the loose fiber round your finger to dispose off later.
Put these roundels into the bowl of water immediately.
Remove 4-5 roundels at a, time and pile them on top of each other and chop fine.
Transfer the chopped stem to a glass serving bowl and mix in the: lime juice immediately.
Then prepare the seasoning.
Heat the oil in a small seasoning pan and add the mustard.
When it splutters add the rest of the seasoning ingredients, stir fry for a minute and take off heat.
Pour the seasoning over the chopped stem.
Add the chopped chillie, ginger, coconut and rock salt, and toss thoroughly to mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy

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