How to prepare Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili (plantain/banana flower)
Plantain flower – 1 medium size
Tur dal – 1/3 cup
Bengal gram / channa dal -1/4 cup
Red chilli -2
Green chilli -2
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Hing/Asafoetida – a generous pinch
Salt as required
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Wash and soak bengal gram (kadalai paruppu) and tur dal for 2 hours. Grind it along with green chilli, red chilli, salt and hing coarsely without adding water. Keep it aside.
Clean plantain flower and chop it finely. Keep it in diluted buttermilk till use. Refer the link below
Pressure cook banana flower (vazhaipoo) with needed salt and turmeric powder for 2 whistles. Drain the water and keep it aside. See picture below-
You can crumble the dal with your hands also but using the blender gives you uniform particles.
Now the dal and the vegetables are cooked and kept ready.
1.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves and the crumbled dal. Fry for a few minutes.
2.Then add plantain flower and fry both together for a few minutes. Check for salt.
Serve as a side dish with steamed rice paired with any kuzhambu varieties.
Variations– Instead of plantain flower, you can use cabbage, french beans or cluster beans.
More Paruppu usili recipes
Cluster beans paruppu usili (Kothavarangai)
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wowww…itz really yummylecious….padhu..
This is one of my favorites…but can't find vazhaipoo here
A lovely, comforting dish!!
Perfectly done.Healthy stirfry indeed.Luv it
Yumm and superb recipe Dear. Wonderfully done.Luv it.
Wonderful homely dish..:) Loved it..:)
looks really delicious..
Awesome easy to understand….came delish
prefect !!! tried it and came so well. Thanks !!
looks good can u show me the cup u r using for measuring dals or other items sometimes i take more quantity(a snapshot of ur measuring cup)iam not new to these cooking
Check out my measuring cups and spoons I use this for all my recipes.
thank you i will get it
Yummy& easy dish
Why should we drain the cooked waster? Vitamin and mineral content might be lost??
Otherwise the usili will be soggy. You can use that water for sambar or some other purpose, if you do not want to waste it.
Excellent explanation.came out very well.thank u