Vazhaipoo poriyal recipe, banana flower stir fry recipe
I always wanted to post vazhaipoo poriyal recipe for a long time. When I was in delaware, I used to get vazhaipoo very often there. I buy it once in two weeks and would make vazhaipoo adai and vazhaipoo soup. Though I make this recipe often, for some reason I was postponing to post this vazhaipoo poriyal recipe. In my subconscious mind, I would think…okay, I will buy vazhaipoo next time and make this recipe and post it next week. It never happened. Now, the scenario has changed.
I do not get vazhaipoo in my place. We do not have good indian groceries here so we got to buy indian groceries in a mexican produce. After one year, I found vazhaipoo that too only one in the produce. Immediately, I grabbed the last leftover vazhaipoo and made vazhaipoo poriyal and vazhaipoo vadai. Now, lets see how to make vazhaipoo poriyal.
You may like to serve vazhaipoo poriyal with the following mixed rice varieties:
bisi bele bath
capsicum rice/bell pepper rice/koda milagai sadham
oats curd rice
Preparation time. 15 minutes
Cook time. 20 minutes
Recipe category. side dish
Recipe cuisine. indian
Vazhaipoo/banana flower – 1 no.
Sambar powder – 1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal thool – 1/2 tsp
Coconut (grated) – 1/4 cup
Salt – as required
Mustard seeds/kadugu – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal/ulutham paruppu – 1 tsp
Red chillies (chopped) – 2
Curry leaves – a sprig
Oil – 1 tsp
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Collect the edible flower part and take out the two parts (Refer my cleaning vazhaipoo post) of the flower. Then chop it finely and soak it in buttermilk to lessen it from blackening.2. Just before cooking, drain the vazhaipoo and keep it aside. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal followed by chopped red chillies and curry leaves. Then add the chopped vazhaipoo and cook in low flame for about 5 minutes.3. Now add the turmeric powder, sambar powder, and salt. Stir well and cook for three more minutes or until the moisture evaporates. Switch off the stove, and then add the coconut gratings. Stir for last two minutes.Now, vazhaipoo poriyal is ready! Serve as an accompaniment for rice.
- Cleaning and chopping banana flower takes lot of time. So just make it the previous day and immerse the chopped flowers in buttermilk and use it next day. Squeeze the buttermilk completely and then proceed as mentioned above.
Vazhaipoo poriyal, banana flower stir fry recipe below: