May 14, 2018

Raw Banana, Banana Flower & Banana Stem Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 100 / #100chutneys

I am excited to share that I have successfully completed my 100 days of unique, healthy and innovative chutney recipes #100chutneys. First of all, let me Thank all my dear readers and friends who encouraged and supported all these days by your valuable comments. Also, I love to thank my husband who was a big moral support for my blogging and 100 recipe series. His patience and involvement gave me a confident in experimenting flavour and cuisines. And secondly, my mom who helped me in preparing a collection of chutney recipes, especially the final picture which I posted below. More than the happiness of completing my self challenge, I was truly happy that my family members started eating all kind of veggies which were in their hatred list earlier. What else do I need ?

As I had mentioned in my last 100 days project on diet recipes, the main reason of posting such series is to break the monotonous way of having the same regular food. My first #100dietrecipes challenge in 2015 - 2016 was also a great success and it helped me a lot in learning more about healthy diets. Likewise, I just wanted to break the monotonous way of serving chutneys only with the regular ingredients. Chutney is one of the easiest way to include more nutritious ingredients and this series, I have turned the regular veggies which generally hated by children into a delicious and healthy chutney to serve with Idly, Dosa or Rice. These 100 days of the journey not only kept me fully occupied and also, indeed helped me to learn more about the nutritious facts of veggies. 

Started my first chutney Roasted Bell pepper & Walnut chutney on Feb 5th 2018. I tried my level best to focus on all nutritious veggies, fruits and nuts. The chutney which I have shared can be either served with Idly, Dosa, Rice or Fritters.

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Here comes the 100th chutney recipe using three healthy ingredients Raw banana, Banana stem and Banana flower. The addition of banana flower is less compared to the other ingredients as it have a mild bitter taste. The addition of raw mango gives a lovely and fresh taste to the chutney. So, adjust the quantity of it according to the sourness of mango. Alternatively, tamarind extract can also be used. This chutney pairs perfectly with Dosa or Rice. Adjust the quantity of chilli according to taste bud or family's preferences. 

Ingredients :

1 Tbsp Oil 
1/4 Cup Banana Stem, finely chopped
1/4 Cup Raw Banana, finely chopped 
2 - 3 Tbsp Banana flower, finely chopped 
3 - 4 Dry red chillies 
1 Tbsp Chana dal 
1 Tbsp Horse gram
1/4 Cup Raw Mango, finely chopped 
Salt to taste 

For Tadka :

1 1/2 Tsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 Dry red chilli 
A pinch of Hing powder 

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal followed by horse gram and dry red chillies.

Fry and add the chopped banana stem followed by raw banana, banana flower and mango.

Saute and cook well.

Cool the sautéed ingredients and grind into a fine paste by adding salt and water.

Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.

For tadka, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by red chilli and hing powder.

Fry and add it to the prepared chutney.


Serving Options :

Serve with Dosa or Rice.

Thanks again ! Do try my recipes and share your feedback to or post it on any social networking platform along with the hashtag #100chutneys.