How to make Banana Stem Pulao (Thoder Pulao)

Hope you have tried with the thoder / Banana Stem dish  ( In case you did not, Try it now. ) Yesterday I tried to cook the Banana stem in a different style and really liked it.

Ingredients & Quantity: – Serving – 4 person

  • Thod ( banana stem )– 250 gm
  • Gobind bhog chawal – 100 gm
  • Potato – 2 standard size
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Garam masala (powder) – ¾ of a tsp
  • Bay Leaves ( Tej Patta )
  • Green Chillies ( as per taste )
  • Salt ( as per taste )
  • Sugar ( as per taste )
  • Turmeric powder – half tsp
  • Cashew Nut
  • Raisin


  • Tear, peal, wash and cut the banana stem as shown in my post.
  • Drain the water, put some salt and mash it with your fingers properly.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan or kadai. Put bay leaf and sauté’ for few seconds. Add potatoes into it and fry it in medium heat.
  • Add gobinda bhog chawal and stir it at medium heat. Add salt and green chiilies.
  • Once the gobinda bhog chawal appears to be fried add the chopped banana stem and mix it well. Cover the non-stick pan or kadai with a lid for half an hour but keep stirring at regular intervals for better results. Keep the heat at moderate temperature.
  • Add cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Sprinkle the garam masala and add ghee. Mix well and serve hot.

About Nidhi Paul

Who wants to bring Indian culture, Food, and her thoughts together to give the best India has and what we can learn from Indians and Indian aspects.

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