Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Rice with Banana Plant Stem / Thor Chal / Thor Pulao

Rice with Banana Plant Stem??

Yes you read it right...this is my today's post... This is one of my favourite childhood dish, I often used to request my mother to prepare this. I remember my mom got his recipe from one of our neighbour aunty. Thor Chal or Thro Pulao is an one pot meal and you don't need any side dish to have it. You can make this as a brunch also. Whenever we buy banana stem and end up preparing simple stir fry. Let's try something different and healthy with banana stem. Few days back I had shared How to prepare Cutlet using banana stem and today I am sharing the recipe of Banana Plant Stem Pulao/ Thor Pulao/Thor Chal. Keep reading my blog, I will share more recipes of Banana Plant Stem.

Rice with Banana Plant Stem / Thor Chal


Rice (Basmati/Any Fragrant Rice) - 11/2 Cups, soaked in water for 15 minutes
Banana Plant Stem - Finely Chopped and Boiled 1/2 to 2/3 cup
Salt to Taste
Bay Leaf - 2
Cinnamon Powder - 1 teaspoon
Ghee - 1 Tablespoon
Cashew nuts - 7-8 roasted
Kismis - 7-8
Refined oil - 2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1/2 Cup


Heat oil and 1 teaspoon ghee in a pan and add boiled & strained chopped banana plant stem. Saute it with little salt and keep aside. Now take a wok or handi and add remaining ghee. Season it with Bay leaf and add soaked rice. Stir it for 5 minutes and add the fried banana plant stem. Mix them well and add salt and sugar as per taste. Now pour required water, cover it and allow to cook the rice. Check in between and stir to avoid sticking at the bottom. Switch off the gas when the rice is 85 to 90% cooked and give standing time for 5 minutes. Add kismis, cashew and cinnamon powder before switching off the gas. Serve it hot this healthy and tasty one pot meal.


  1. sounds interesting...looks yumm

  2. I made it and know how tasty dish it is! Lovely preparation.

  3. nice combination but never had it..


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