Apr 29, 2008

Vaazhapoo Curry - Banana Flower Curry

The process of making recipes with banana flower takes long time. This is another curry we make in our mom's place. This is basically a kerala Iyer recipe. Here is the recipe.

  1. Banana Flower - 1
  2. Coconut - 3 tbsp
  3. Green chillies - 3
  4. Coconut Oil - 2 tbsp
  5. Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  7. Curry leaves - few
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Peel the banana flower layer by layer and take the black stem inside each tendril. Cut the tendrils into small pieces. Cook it with required amount of water, salt and turmeric powder and drain it after cooking. Keep it aside. Now grind the coconut and green chillies into fine paste without adding water. Keep it aside. Take a wide pan, pre heat the oil, add mustard seeds, urad dhall and curry leaves and fry it till golden brown. Now add the cooked banana flower to it and saute for a minute. Now add the coconut+chillies mixture to it and mix it thoroughly. Turn off the stove. This is also a side dish.


Jen Kumar said...

Vidhya, HI again!
I love this curry. Have had it only once in my life almost 10 years ago. My friend in Kanchipuram taught me this - and it took a household of us to separate the banana parts to make this dish. It was the most exotic and tasty dish. I am sure part of the tastiness came from all of our love that went into the careful preparation!

PranisKitchen said...

nice recipe..we used to prepare the thoran with this banana flower