Vazhapindi / Banana Stem Dosa


8-10 ladle of thick dosa batter
1 cup vazhapindi / banana stem, chopped
3-4 shallots, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
1/2 inch ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
5-6 curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Cut the banana stem into rounds and pull the fibre from the edges using fingers and remove them. Then chop into small pieces and keep it aside.
  2. In a blender, add the chopped vazhapindi , shallots, green chillies, ginger , curry leaves and cumin seeds and grind well to a fine paste adding 2 tbsp water.
  3. Add this to the dosa batter, stir well and add salt if required.
  4. Heat a dosa tawa/ pan and lightly grease with oil.
  5. Pour a ladle full of  batter in the centre and using the back of the ladle spread as concentric circles.
  6. Drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil over the dosa and cook till done. Turn the other side and cook if required.
  7. Serve hot with chutney or sambar…

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