Today was the day to harvest our bananas, as we had noticed that some of them already began to turn yellowish. So I cut the bananas from the stem.
The fruits were quite heavy as there were many of them this time.
Look at how many bananas we got from our plant!
As you perhaps may know, the banana plant will die after having made the fruit and that’s why we always cut it down when we harvest the bananas. But we’re also using the trunk, that’s why I had to peel it down to the white, solid core.
The white, solid core of the stem needs to be sliced into small pieces to be able to prepare one of our favourite dishes: Banana stem Curry. You can find one of the recipes for it here.
When the banana trunk pieces are cut, they have to be washed and stirred with a wooden stick to remove as many fibres as possible.
After boiling the banana trunk pieces, rinsing them and then adding them back to the spice mix, our banana stem curry is bubbling in our kitchen. 😛