Banana stem dosa recipe

Healthy Breakfast Banana Stem Dosa

There are many ways to incorporate healthy vegetables in our diet.  One such healthy, nutritious vegetable is banana or plantain stem. Banana stems are rich in fiber and provide many health benefits. We can consume banana stems by preparing sambar, chutney, or salad. Another special dish one can think of preparing is delicious breakfast item “banana stem dosa”.

Try this dosa to get maximum health benefits of fiber, protein and carbohydrates combination.


  1. Idli or Dosa Rice – 2.5 cups
  2. Banana stem – Inner part of stem – small cut pieces – 2 cups
  3. Fenugreek – 1 tsp
  4. Urad dal – 2 tsp
  5. Poha – 1 Tbsp
  6. Grated coconut -1/4 cup
  7. Cumin -1 tsp
  8. Salt – as per your taste
  9. Green chili -1 or 2 (optional)


  1. Wash and soak rice, fenugreek and urad dal for 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Next day morning wash soaked mix and get ready to grind.
  3. Remove outer layers of banana stem and cut inner portion into small pieces.
  4. By adding little water grind soaked rice mix, banana stem, poha and grated coconut to paste. If you like to have slightly spicy dosa then add green chili.
  5. To the dosa batter, add salt and cumin.
  6. You can ferment the banana stem dosa batter or use it immediately. If you are fermenting the batter, do not over ferment.
  7. Prepare dosa using batter and serve hot dosa with your choice of chutney, potato curry or sambar.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 13, 2023

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