The stem of the banana plant, also known as pindi, is rich in fiber and also edible. Check out how to clean and cut banana stem. During my vacation to Kottayam in December, amma had made this amazing pindi thoran and I immediately wanted to document it. Simply because I don’t see myself going through this tedious process.
So here is amma’s PINDI THORAN RECIPE
What She Used:
Cut, cleaned and chopped banana stem/pindi – 1 cup
Coconut – 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Shallots – 5-6, shopped finely
Curry leaves – one strand
Mustard seeds- for tempering
Salt – to taste
How She Made It:
1. Put the pindi in a pan and pour enough water to just cover it. Simmer on low heat and cook covered.
2. Grind coarsely – coconut, shallots, chilly powder, jeera powder and turmeric.
3. Heat a little coconut oil, add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Next add the ground coconut paste and fry for a minute. Finally add the pindi pieces and stir well till the excess water leaves the thoran. Add salt.
Serve hot with rice.