Vazhapindi Sambaram / Banana Stem Spiced Buttermilk


1 cup banana stem , roughly chopped
small piece ginger, chopped
1 green chilli
1 tbsp chopped curry leaves
1 cup thick yogurt / curd
2 cups of water
salt to taste


  1. Cut the banana stem into rounds and pull the fibre from the edges using fingers and remove them. Then roughly chop into pieces and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, add yogurt, 2 cups of water and salt and whisk well.
  3. Grind together chopped banana stem, ginger, green chilli and curry leaves.
  4. Then strain this mixture by squeezing / pressing well to extract its juice.
  5. Add this to the yogurt and whisk well. Garnish with chopped curry leaves.. Pour into serving glasses and serve as a refreshing drink….

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