Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vazhaipoo Recipes | Banana Flower Recipes | How to Clean Banana Flower | Banana Blossom Recipes by Masterchefmom

 Banana Flower Recipes

Hi Supermoms,

If you have been following my blog for some time , you must have observed that I keep sharing Vazhaipoo/Banana flower recipes on a regular basis. The reason behind it is that Banana Flower is full of so many healing properties and nutrients. Here are some main benefits of including Banana Flower in our diet. 

How to clean the Banana Flower : 

To clean the banana blossom/plantain flower :

Vazhaipoo is a very healthy vegetable, though some find the cleaning process tedious. You can clean the Banana flower by following the steps below. Apply some oil in your hands to avoid discolouration. 

1. Remove the outer purple layer and inside you will find flowers like this.

2. You need to remove the small transparent layer in the front and the tallest portion called stamen ( we call it Kaalan in Tamil), as these portions are difficult to digest.

the kaalan and transparent layer is removed

they are clean now, chop them finely.

3. Chop them finely and soak in the diluted buttermilk .
4. You can refrigerate this for upto 3 days and use them as and when. 
5. Make sure to rinse them well before using. 

For your easy reference I have compiled the Banana Flower Recipes in my blog . Hope this post benefits many of you.

1. Mochar Ghonto ( Bengali Style Banana Flower Stir Fry)

2. Vazhaipoo Paruppu usili ( TamBrahm Style Banana Flower Lentil Stir Fry)

3. Vazhaipoo Udiri Kola ( Chettinad Style Banana Flower Stir Fry)

4. Vazhaipoo Kootu ( Chettinad Style)

7. Vazhaipoo Paruppu Urundai Sambar ( banana flower lentil dumplings sambar )

9. Vazhaipoo Vadai Curry ( Interesting Snack recipe )

Will keep adding more vazhaipoo recipes to this list. 

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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