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..


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.


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.