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All Recipes > Palya/Sabzi/GojjuPosted On: Saturday, November 5, 2011
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         Bale Dindu/Plantain Stem Palya/Sabzi

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Banana stem/Bale dindu is rich source of dietary fibre. Bale dindu Palya/Sabzi easy to prepare and it goes well with chapati.

Health Benefits
- It is a good source of dietary fiber. Since it is high in fibre, it acts as a laxative and can ease constipation.

- Banana stems juice when combined with buttermilk and had on a empty stomach helps in weight reduction. The juice has various other benefits. It is a relief for ulcers, burning sensation and acidity. Its astringent quality helps in blood coagulation.

- Banana stem is rich in potassium and thus if regularly taken, it can cure stomach pains.

bale dindu palya


Plantain Stem: 1 piece chopped finely 

Moong dal: 1 small cup

Green Chillies: 3 - 4 cut lengthwise

Curry Leaves: 1 strand

Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp

Oil: 1/2 tbsp

Turmeric: 1 tsp

Coriander Leaves: to granish

Salt to Taste

Grated Coconut: 1 tbsp (Omit this if you are on diet)

Pepper powder: 1 tsp


1. Cut the plantain stem into small pieces by remving the fibre. Put it in bowl of buttermilk to retain the color of the stem.

2. Heat the oil in frying pan, add mustard seeds on spluttering add curry leaves, Asafoetida, green chillies, turmeric and moong dal.  Add little water and close the lid. Cook moong dal for 5 mins.

bale dindu palya  bale dindu

3. Once moong dal is cooked (ensure it is not too soft) add plantain stem and  sprinkle some more water and cook again for 5 mins.

4.  Once the water is drained out add salt, coconut and pepper powder. Mix well.

Serve plantain stem sabzi with chapati.

bale dindu palya

Sending this recipes to Cooking with Seeds - Moong Beans

Sending this recipe to Announcing Healthy Cooking Challenge : Healthy Lunch as well as HCC : Healthy Cooking Challenge

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Kavi on November 7, 2011 said:

could you please go through my event rules & link it up there? too (You have to mention mine & Smita's link) Healthy recipe! - Kavi | Edible Entertainment Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge


Kavi on November 12, 2011 said:

thanks a lot. once again, I hope you can re-post this dish as on Nov 1st 2011. Looking forward to more entries! :) - Kavi | Edible Entertainment Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge