How to make Banana flower stir fry
Prep time – under 20 mins
Cook time – under 15 mins
Serves – 2
Banana florets – 3 cups – cleaned and chopped
Refer my detailed post on how to clean banana flower
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Onion – 2 medium size
Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
Salt as required
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Split urad dal -3/4 tsp
Red chillies – 3
Hing – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – a sprig
Chop onions finely.
Add finely chopped onions and saute until onions turn transparent.
Now squeeze out the water (if any) from the cooked banana flower and add it to the above.
Add grated coconut, mix well and switch off the flame.
Delicious and fiber rich vazhaipoo curry is ready to be served with rice.
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i make it the same way.. last time ven i tried here, it turned bitter, do u knw any reasons?
if you are using the flower from pachha bale variety..it turns bitter.A farmer told me that flowers of yalakki variety used isn't bitter
Very healthy and delicious looking curry. Excellent preparation.
Very healthy and delicious vazhaipoo curry…
looks really delicious… yumm…
this is such a tasty and healthy poriyal ….
healthy, fiber rich curry..looks great
Laxmi – From my experience I am telling you. When you buy plantain flower, see if the florets are white in colour and not deep pink because every time I get banana flower with pink florets, it is a little bitter.
i too use as the same way but i add some milk solids (residue left after preparation of ghee), which tastes really great
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Hey Thanks Paddu….this was my first time making the poriyal, tips about cleaning the flower were very useful. The porial turned out fine too…thanks again
Excellent recipe. Love your website. The instructions are detailed and accurate.
I heard pressure cooking destroys nutrients. Can i saute it with onions till it is cooked
The longer the food is cooked, the more nutrients are destroyed. Pressure cooker takes very less time to cook. If we add just needed liquid to cook the food, even the liquid will be boiled away, so most of the nutrients will be retained in the food.
You can saute onions and then add plantain flower and cook in a pan but it will be time consuming.
Thanks for the recipe
Jains dont eat Banana flower.As
one whole flower produces 100's of bananas which can feed many as against 2 who eat flower bhaji.
I was under the same myth until i found out in our(in-law's) own garden when the plantain was ready for harvest, the flower was hanging at the tip of the plantain bunch, that means it is just a residue and no more bananas come out of it..!!!!!
Can u pls post the receipe for VAAZHAPPOO ARACHU KALARINA KARI
If we r draining the water after blossom cooked, the nutrients will go away ( in tamil we wil say satthu poyirum ) is it so ?
Use less water to cook the banana flower. In case if there is excess water, mix it with buttermilk and drink it.