Health Benefits of Banana Flower
Cooked banana flower is said to be good for diabetics.
Banana flower is used to treat ulcers and dysentery.
As it is rich in fiber, it helps prevent constipation.
As banana flowers are high in magnesium, it helps boosts mood and reduces the anxiety. It helps regulate the blood pressure.
Banana flower is also said to improve lactation.
When this humble banana flower has so many health benefits, why not include it in our diet once in a week. Today we will learn how to make a simple chutney/thuvaiyal using banana blossom/flower.
|Banana blossom thuvayal-Sorakkai Kootu (with peas)|
Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal-Banana Flower Chutney
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Side Dish-Chutney
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Tender Banana Flower – 1 cup cooked
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1 1/2 tbsp
Red Chillies – 3
Hing/asafoetida – a pinch
Tamarind – a small piece or 1/4 tsp tamarind paste
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Clean banana flower and chop it finely. Check out how to clean banana flower. Keep it in diluted buttermilk until use to prevent discoloration.
Cook the chopped banana flower with just enough water, salt and turmeric powder. You can also pressure cook the flower for 2 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, hing and red chillies.
When dal turns golden brown, add tamarind and saute for 2-3 seconds. Then add cooked banana flower and saute for another 2 minutes.
Add grated coconut and saute for another 4-5 seconds. Add salt needed and leave it to cool.
Grind it coarsely adding very less water. Enjoy it with hot rice topped with a tsp of ghee or sesame seed oil. My lunch on that day was just a simple vazhaipoo thogayal, sorakkai kootu, rice and curd.
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Nice delicious chutney
Vazhai poo chutney? When I first saw cabbage chutney in your blog, I was really wondering who in the world makes chutney with cabbage, but when I made it, it tasted awesome. Will vazhai poo chutney taste as good as cabbage chutney?
Vazhaipoo chutney will be good only for rice and not for idli and dosa. It is good for health.
What an idea, Book marking for trying it.
You are an incredible cook,crisp and clear explaination with apt pics and easy to undersand.Hats off to you 🙂
Simple and delicious…tried it today..thanks for such simple yummy recipe
Padhu mam. Jus nw finished cookin ur vazhaipoo chutney n waiting to serve it to ma family members tmw. Twas very good wit sesame oil.