Sunday, October 10, 2010

Banana Blossom/Vazhaipoo Usili

Its has been a long i prepared usili with banana blossom, this is one of a healthy dish to enjoy with sambar rice and rasam rice, i can enjoy this usili with anything, even as bread toast, i know usili in bread toast may sounds weird na, but this banana blossom is definitely a healthy veggie.. Banana blossom consume more time to get cleaned, eventhough this dish is worth to try..Healthy dish which is quite healthy, nutritious and delicious side dish..

Vazhaipoo Usili

2cups Banana blossom (chopped & soaked in butter milk)
1no Onion (chopped)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
2nos Green chillies(slit opened)
Few Curry leaves
2tbsp Grated coconut
Salt
Oil
1tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)

For Usili:
1cup Channa dal + toor dal
2nos Red chillies
1no Green chillies
1pinch Asafoetida powder
1tsp Ginger (chopped)

Soak the dals for 2 hours, drain the dals well and take the dals with green chillies and red chillies with salt, asafoetida powder in a mixer, grind them coarsely, add the ginger to the paste...dont grind them as smooth paste..In a steamer without whistle, steam the grounded mixture from about 10 minutes, once cooled , crumble it well with your hands..

Heat enough oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal..let them crack, add the chopped onion and slit opened green chillies and curry leaves, saute until the onion turns transculant, add the chopped banana blossom and saute for few minutes in simmer with enough salt until the banana blossom get half cooked sprinkle some water and cook until the veggies get well, add the scrambled dal to the cooked banana blossom and cook everything in medium high flame for 5 minutes, finally add the grated coconut and toss gently..garnish the coriander leaves..

Serve hotas side dish for any rice dishes!!

53 comments:

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

wow good never tried with vazhapoo

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Love this usli priya!!!! usli with rasam mammu is a good combo!!!!

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Authentic and delicious recipe. If only someone does the cleaning and picking of the banana flowers for me :) love to make it always.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

Have never tries usuli with valai poo..May be will try next time there is a kolai in my vaalai maram!!Have few in my campus at home!!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Usili with Vazhaipoo that sounds interesting and a healthy idea

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

new to me looking delicious

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

it has been ages,i have made this.looks very delicious and adding coconut sounds new to me.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

it looks healthy and delicious...

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

ம்ம் சூப்பர்ர் எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த வாழைப்பூ உசிலி..

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

hmmm... yummy recipe dear.... looks so lovely...

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Never used vazhaipoo in usli. Nice idea

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

It's an authentic dish! It looks delicious and nice!

Soumya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious dish.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

I love banana blossom curry. this sounds like a nice idea too. looks tempting.

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

i don get it here, otherwise would have loved 2 try

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

Hey the usali looks yum Priya. I've never tasted banana flower. Should see if I can get hold of this sometime :)

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Looks healthy & delicious.Lovely click.

kanthi said... Reply To This Comment

New dish for me but sounds interesting..

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

I know usili is a great addition to gavar but with vazhaipoo seems an interesting option!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Seems very tasty...

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

I love uslis and this is a great new combo...

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya banana blossom looking good....new way of cooking it.I used to cook it with coconut....will surely try it......

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

new n interesting recipe looks grt..

girlichef said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, what is banana blossom? It sounds so good! YUM :D

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

oh my mum makes vada out it it, usili is very interesting...missing it :)

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice Dish Priya. I miss baana blossom lot here.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Banana Blossom looks delicious & healthy recipe.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Fathima said... Reply To This Comment

my mom used to make thoran with vazhapoo... that is the only dish that I have had with vazhapoo... this sounds great and different!

asiya omar said... Reply To This Comment

superb.

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and yummy..looks so yummy

belesaaru said... Reply To This Comment

Very new to me and sounds interesting! I shall try it sometime soon,

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

usili looks delicious priya ...my MIL is expert in this veggie ..she makes curry something similar to this ,she only uses toor dal ..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

easy yet flavorful :)

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

this is really new to me..but looks delicious !

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

interesting n new recipe!

US Masala

Sangi said... Reply To This Comment

Simple n delicious usili.. Wil try this, if I could find some vazhai poo here n my place..

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

My fav usili.. looks nice..

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious.Its one of my fav but sadly I dont get it here...

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

I have not had banana blossoms for years! My mom used to cook banana blossoms when I was small, where we have our own banana trees! Thanks for sharing this!

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

It's been ages since I had Vazhai poo! Wgere do you get them? Looks gr8!

Adelina said... Reply To This Comment

this is interesting- done the parrapu usili with green beans- should try the banana blossoms- so exotic!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya that's one delicious side for any kinda of bread stuffs:) looks so mouth-watering:)

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy, nutritious and tasty dish..

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy & healthy side dish

SS blogs here said... Reply To This Comment

That sounds very interesting. I have yet to find banana blossoms!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

vazhaipoo usili with more kozhambu/ vatta kozhambu --- an unbeatable combo! well made !!1

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried this, really delicious priya...

Sharmi said... Reply To This Comment

Its a lovely recipe, I made it once but the blossoms were very bitter.

M D said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Thanks for this lovely dish, this has been bookmarked!

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

nice recipe priya..sounds good! never tried anything with banana flower..have to give a try!

Pia said... Reply To This Comment

Will love to cook it soon

http://cookwithpia.blogspot.com/

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious! I havent cooked with banana blossom ever...would love to try this if I can find banana blossom here.