Tuesday, October 14, 2014


#VazhaipooStirFry - #BananaBlossomStirFry : We should include six tastes in our daily food. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent [ spicy ], and #astringent [ thuvarppu in Tamil ]. We can definitely say that very few foods are #astringentintaste. One among them is banana flower [ vazhaipoo ].

In my previous Vazhaipoo Stir fry recipe, Carrot has been included with the banana flower to bring down banana flowers' astringent taste.
But here we have not taken any other vegetable along with banana flower. So the #poriyal would come out astringent in taste.
Let me present here a simple and tasty stir fry with banana flower.

Vazhaipoo Poriyal [ Banana blossom Stirfry ]

Ingredients :
1 cupVazhaipoo chopped
3 TspCoconut scraping
1/4 cupOnion chopped
2 pinchesTurmeric powder
6 or 7Curry leaves
1 or 2Red chilly
1/2 TspMustard Seeds
1/2 TspBlack gram split
1/2 TspSalt
1 TspOil

Method :
Remove the center unpalatable stem of each floret of vazhaipoo.

Vazhaipoo florets [ banana blossom florets ]

Chop nicely and keep them immersed in thin butter milk or water.

Heat a kadai on a stove with oil over medium flame.
Crackle mustard seeds and the add red chilly pieces & black gram split.
Roast until it turns golden color.

Then add turmeric powder, curry leaves and chopped onion.
Saute until onions become rosy.

Now drain water completely from the chopped vazhaippo and the add into the kadai.
Add enough salt and mix well.

Close and cook until vazhaippo becomes soft.
Then add coconut scraping and toss well.

Transfer into a serving bowl.

Vazhaipoo Poriyal [ Banana blossom Stirfry ]

A very tasty side dish for lunch! enjoy with rasam rice or sambar rice.

Other interesting recipes you might like to try

vazhaopoo beetroot poriyal [ banana blossom beetroot stirfry ] vazhaopoo carrot poriyal [ banana blossom carrot stirfry ] vazhaopoo paruppu usili [ banana blossom paruppu masala curry ] Vazhaipoo kuzhambu [ Banana blossom kuzhambu ] Vazhaipoo kodipasalai adai [ banana blossom spinach pancake ]