Being located in the tropical region of South India, we grow banana plants at our Home garden and use almost all parts of the plant at home. The tender Banana leaves are used as plates for eating and the young banana fingers, tender inner stem of the tree and the flowers are used as vegetable to make delicious and healthy snacks.
Here, I have used a Banana flower to make crispy "Banana Flower Fritters"
Step 1: Banana Flower
The banana flower is a large, pinkish blossom you can find at the end of a bunch of baby bananas. Its red or pink bracts snugly enclose the delicate florets, which would not form banana fingers and grow farther down the stem.
Banana flowers are considered to be a good source of many vitamins along with dietary fibers, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids. They are also considered to possess immense medicinal value.
Harvest the whole Banana flower from the plant, when it no longer produces the Banana fruit fingers.