July 09, 2014

Vaazhaipoo Poricha Kuzhambu (Banana Flower Kuzhambu)







A healthy and tasty kuzhambu made from banana flower. Enjoy it with hot steamed rice and potato or sepankizhangu fry..









Ingredients:

Banana flower - 1Toor dal -  1 cupSambar powder - 1 tbspnTamarind - lemon size

For Grinding:

Urad dal - 1 tbspnRed chilli - 3 nosJeera - 1 tspn(cumin seeds).
Grated Coconut - 3 tbspns
For tempering:
Mustard seeds, Urad dal , asafoetida and curry leaves.


Method:

Remove the stem( which looks like matchstick) and  pull out the feathery plastic like petal from each flower. Cut the flowers into small pieces and soak it in butter milk( 2 tbspn curd mixed with 1 cup water) to avoid change of colour. Pressure cook toor dal with 1 tspn turmeric powder and water.

Saute the items given for grinding except coconut. Now add coconut and grind into a smooth paste.

In a kadai add banana flower( drained and washed). Saute for 2 minutes and add tamarind extract. Now add sambar powder and boil till the banana flower is cooked. Add required salt and toor dal.

Allow it to cook for a minute and add ground paste. Cook for 2 minutes and switch off.

Finally temper it with mustard seeds, urad dal , asafoetida and curry leaves.  Vaazhai poo  poricha kuzhambu is ready to be served.



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