Baledindina Raitha is a cool recipe and is prepared using Banana Stem and Curds.
Time Required: 20 Minutes
½ foot long Balendindu / Banana Stem
2 Cups Curds / Yogurt
2 – 3 tbsp fresh Coconut, Grated
1 or 2 Green Chilies, Chopped finely
2 Sprigs Coriander leaves, Chopped finely
1 tsp Oil
½ tsp Uddinabele / Urad Dal
½ tsp Mustard Seeds
1 or 2 broken Red Chilies
A pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Remove the outer layer of the Banana Stem and chop the central portion finely. While chopping remove the fibers.
Remove the pieces to a mixing bowl. Add Curds, Coconut, Green Chilies, Coriander Leaves and Salt and mix well.
Heat Oil, add Mustard Seeds and when they splutter add Uddinabele and when they turn pink add a pinch of Asafoetida and Red Chilies. Remove and pour over the Raitha and mix well.
Serve Banana Stem Raitha with Phulka or Rice.