Jun 16, 2012

Vazzaipoo Thengai Pulippu Peratal

Vazzaipoo or Banana Flower as mentioned before in few of my recipes has so much of medicinal properties. It is a real good additive to a women's nutrition chart. Pealing them of and cleaning them might be a time consuming task but, the end result is a nutritious one. The dish which am going to open up is a quick, tasty, minimal spices. Can be eaten along with rice, any form of bread or instead can be eaten as such.

Serves 4
Vazzaipoo/Banana flower - 1 medium
Coconut grated/Thengai thiruval - 3tbs
Mustard - 1tbs
Asafatida -1
Green chilly -1
Curry leaves - 1 arc
Lemon - small
Salt - 1 tbs
Water - 100ml
Oil - 1tbs
Water to soak - 250ml

1. Rub hands with any oil to avoid grease of flower sticking your hand.
    Peel of the outer layer of banana flower pluck the long stretching flowers.
2. Put them in water or if you have buttermilk put them in. This is to avoid oxidation.
3. Take each flower pluck of the bulb structured string inside each flower and throw off. You may find one or two max.
4. Next you can find a transparent small feather like sheet down each flower. Pluck it  and throw it.
5. After doing the same process for each flower. Chop finely and put them back inside water.
6. Chop off green chillies and cut open the lemon into 2.
7. In a pan add asafatida, splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies.
8. Saute them well. Now add the finely chopped Vazzaipoo or banana flower after squeezing of water.
9. Saute them well add water. Boil the chopped flower till it turns soft.
10. Let the water evaporate completely.
11. Add salt and mix well.
12. Add coconut over the vazzaipoo mix well.
13. Make sure water is completely evaporated. Squeeze the lemon.

Mix well and serve hot!!


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