Friday, May 20, 2011

Plantain flower curry (Vazhaipoo koottu)

This banana blossom is ignored by many of us due to difficulty in cutting and separating florets..everyone used to say who is having patience to cut these..of course me too did the same..But other than these reasons its indeed a nutritional,awesome medicinal valued vegetable Especially for women...



Ingredients:
  • plantain flower - 2cup
  • Moong dal - 1/2cup
  • Garlic – 3pods
  • onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • green chilly - 2
  • salt - required
  • Mustard seeds
  • gram dal - 2tbsp
  • Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves

Preparation:
  1. Remove the big skin and take out the florets found underneath. In the florets, you will find a string in the middle and a rubbery skin outside. Remove both from each floret. Then chop all the floretss into tiny bits and put in water mixed with little butter milk. This will avoid discolouration of the florets.
  2.  Heat oil in a pan, Splutter mustard seeds & urad dal. Stir till golden color and add onion, Tomato, chilli, Hing ad garlic pods.. Stir well. Add banana blossom, turmeric powder, salt. Mix well and close the lid for 5 minutes.
  3. Now add the cooked mung dal. Keep it in a flame for another 5minutes. If its cooked well.turn ff the flame.
  4. Serve hot with white rice.

26 comments:

  1. Healthy and tasty looking kootu..We generally make usili out of vahaipoo..

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  2. Yum, this is a beautiful preparation with vazhapoo! bookmarking to try next time I buy it!

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  4. nvere tried kootu with vazhaipoo..very interesting n healthy recipe too...Bookmarked !!!

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  5. Healthy kootu,looks marvellous and wonderful..

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  6. Wonderful kootu,healthy and yummy curry

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  7. That is indeed a new dish for me, love the idea :)
    US Masala

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  8. hoo..Nice recipe..Neer had this one..I ll try this soon..looks awesome :)
    Saranya
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  9. Very healthy and yummy dish dear!! Lovely space u have. Will visit ur space often. Happy to follow u.

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  10. Vazhaipoo curry or kootu is a regular in my MIL's house... though I haven't made it till now..but enjoy its taste.

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  11. I love vazhaipoo .. bringing back memories of days where we used to wait to eat the innermost layer :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  12. Delicious kootu.Flower looks fresh.

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  13. superb recipe..healthy and delicious curry :)

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  14. Kootu looks yummy! 1st time seeing a kootu recipe in Banana blossom. We make porial and vadai only!

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  15. Looks delicious and healthy....Mouthwatering recipe

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  16. I love these flowers...full of fiber gud for health and delicious stirfry...

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  17. I am lazy cook when it comes cleaning vaazhaipoo:) Kootu looks absolutely delicious... Must try this one once I get hold of the vegetable from the Indian grocery store:)
    Reva

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  18. I have never tried banana flower dishes till now but have heard so much bout them..I never got the right recipe to begin with..This looks interesting & may be i could try this out!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  19. My favorite kootu, looks delicious.

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  20. Hi Ammu,

    Thank you for visitng my blog and for your nice words.Love the bright PlantainFlower,making kootu with is new to me.Will definitely try this recipe.

    See, our both blogs have something in common today i.e. we both posted recipes with plantain and we visited each other and commented on each other's blogs for the 1st time for a plantain recipe :-)
    Love to follow your blog.

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  21. Enjoyed browsing ur recipes. You have a wonderful space and glad to follow u :):)

    Chitchat

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  22. nice recipe and the picture looks good to...glad to follow u

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