Posola Khar

Assamese cuisine made from stir frying tender banana stem with khar / alkali water.


  • 1 posola / banana stem, medium size - tender edible part
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 2 green chillies
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon kola khar (alternately use pinch of soda)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Grate or chop posola. Soak in salted water for 5 minutes.
  2. Take out of water and crush the posola by hand. Keep aside.
  3. HEat oil. Saute garlick, ginger and chillies for few minutes.
  4. Add posola, kola khar and salt. Add 1/2 cup water.
  5. Cover and cook till posola is cooked.
  6. Serve posola khar with rice.

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