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Banana Stalk Sambhar

 Published 2013-Jun-17   Updated 2014-Jan-21

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Vaazha Thandu Sambhar)

Recipe For Banana Stalk Sambhar


  • Banana stalk (finely chopped) - 2 cups
  • Tamarind - 1 small lemon sized ball
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Tuvar dal boiled - 1 cup
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - as needed

For Sambhar masala

  • 2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 2 Red chilli
  • 2-3 Pepper corns
  • 1/2 Grated coconuts (i use desiccated coconut)
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Curry leaves
  • Asafoetida


  1. Cut the stalks very finely (see detailed banana stem cutting steps here) and cook in pressure cooker for two whistles with salt and turmeric powder.
  2. Remove from the cooker and transfer the same to another vessel.
  3. Add tamarind pulp and boil.
  4. When the raw smell of tamarind is gone, add the ground masala, tuvar dal and boil.
  5. Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and serve hot with rice or chapati.

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