Plantain Stem/Banana Stem Salad.
Lemon 1 fruit sqeezed
Musard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin 1/4 spoon
Urad dal 1/2 spoon
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Curry leaves 2-4 finely chopped
Oil 1 spoon.
Chop the stem carefully. Like first start them as roundels….each time…remove their extra fibre. Then go sideways of cutting. Maybe pile up the roundels.
Leave these chopped stem in cold water to avoid discoloration. Now use a sparp edged spokes(I used mor-mathu, a kind of whisk). Use this to remove excess fibres from the plantain.(Just give a shwirl in that water).
Well…now heat up the oil in a pan, Add all the seasonning items and wait till they pop.
Now bring the plantain stem in a non-reactive bowl, add salt plus lemon juice! Further add above fried sasonning!
Serve chilled as a salad! Yes…thats really refreshing one I ever had!!