Banana Stem Peanut Masala
Squirt juice of half a lemon and give it a good stir. Let it sit a few mins to soak in the flavors. Taste and adjust spices if required.
Always buy the most tender looking banana stem, without scars. The best way to examine for tenderness is to look at the ends for layers. More outer porous layers indicates mature stem. Look for a shiny greenish white or cream colored stem with minimal outer porous layers.
Chop the banana stem when you are ready to serve the dish. This dish is best served fresh
Hesarubele / fried mung dal is easily available in stores.