Steamed Nendra Bale / Steamed Raw Banana

Nendra Bale is a kind of Bannana that is widely used in Kerala.I am surrounded by kerala nieghbours.I get to learn a lot of recipes from them especially all the home remedies for commonly occuring constipation and stomach upset issues in infants. This was one of the recipes i tried when my little one seemed constipated and this helped!


  • Nendra Bale is rich in potassium. It also contains other minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus in large quantities.
  • It is also rich in fibers making it a useful laxative and good for easing constipation.


  • Nendra bale large – 1
  • 2 tspn of ghee for coating


Peel off the outer skin and cut into smaller pieces. Remove the black seeds (these black seeds are hard to digest.).Coat these pieces with ghee and Steam it for about 4-6 mins (depends on how ripe the bananas are)

Allow it to cool and then serve. You could either mash it along with a little milk and serve it like kheer or let the kid enjoy a bannana lolipop like my son does :-)