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:

  1. wow good never tried with vazhapoo

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. Usili with Vazhaipoo that sounds interesting and a healthy idea

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

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  7. it looks healthy and delicious...

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  8. ம்ம் சூப்பர்ர் எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த வாழைப்பூ உசிலி..

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

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  10. Never used vazhaipoo in usli. Nice idea

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

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

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

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

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  15. Looks healthy & delicious.Lovely click.

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  16. New dish for me but sounds interesting..

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

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

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

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  20. new n interesting recipe looks grt..

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

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

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  23. Nice Dish Priya. I miss baana blossom lot here.

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  24. Banana Blossom looks delicious & healthy recipe.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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  26. Delicious and yummy..looks so yummy

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

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  28. 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

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

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

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

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  32. 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!

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

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

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

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  36. Healthy, nutritious and tasty dish..

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

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

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  39. Never tried this, really delicious priya...

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

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

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

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  43. Will love to cook it soon

    http://cookwithpia.blogspot.com/

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

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