Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Steamed Banana Blossom Dumplings / Vazhaipoo Paruppu Urundai

Recently i saw a cookery show and the dieticien who prepared this dumplings showed us how to enjoy healthy foods without oil also at the same time she told that this dumplings are healthy snacks to enjoy simply with either chutneys or with ketchup, i loved the way she prepared this dumplings and immediately i tried out with some leftover banana blossom chunks after making usili with them..This dumplings are truly healthy and i loved it simply..Prefect snacks completely guilt free and even my little ones enjoyed them for their snacks..I didnt prepared the same method as the dieticien went for, i did these dumplings as i always goes for making usual paruppu urundais..Even i prepared a gravy with this dumplings and i'll posting them soon..

Steam cooked vazhaipoo balls

2cups Banana blossom (chopped finely and soaked in buttermilk)
1cup Channa dal (soaked)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
2nos Garlic (crushed)
Salt


Soak the channa dal in water for atleast 2hours, meanwhile steam cook the chopped banana blossom with salt (without adding water) or u can sauté them in a pan with few drops of oil...wash thoroughly the channa dal and grind the soaked channa dal with fennel seeds,salt  into coarse paste, add the chopped onion pieces,chopped green chilly pieces,crushed garlic, ginger pieces, curry leaves, steam cooked banana blossom pieces and  mix everything well with ur fingers, take a small portion and roll them as small lemon sized balls, continue making the dumplings until the grounded batter get finished, meanwhile heat a cup of water in pressure cooker n place the lemon sized channadal balls over a plate and steam cook as we do for idlies upto 10 minutes..

Keep aside n let them cool..Serve with spicy chutneys or ketchup..

38 comments:

  1. Hey thats again a very nice and interesting recipe. Loved it!!!

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  2. Steaming is really the best option, I'll wait for your gravy preparation too.

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  3. Nice,different and seems delicious...

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  4. Priya, naan marupadium vanthutten.hmm..vazhaippo paruppu urundai nalla seithurukeenga vazhaipoo usili kooda paarthen nalla irunthathu enaku romba pidicha recipe but inga poo kidaikirathillai. Looks perfect n delicious, Priya.

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  5. Yummy light snack.Healthy as steam cooked.

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  6. Priya, very nice n delicious vazhaipoo urundai..rombha naal aaiduchu vazhaipoo vadai , usili ellam saaptu.

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  7. Priya, very nice n delicious vazhaipoo urundai..rombha naal aaiduchu vazhaipoo vadai , usili ellam saaptu.

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  8. The dumplings look really tempting and appetizing! They're a very great snack!

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  9. sounds interesting & yummy.


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  10. oh I love this- i wish I could eat one right now!

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  11. New recipe to me Priya. Looks Excellent.Have made patties with the combo but this is very new.

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  12. what a unique way! Loved this way.

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  13. Very new dish, looks awesome priya..

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  14. healthy n different recipe looks delicious....

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  15. Sometimes i think why there was no blogs when i was a teenager then i could have made all these food as all these ingridients were easily available. Mum used to make always a thoran with the flowers which we loved it, i am sure if i knew about this recipe i would have tried then :-)

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  16. awesome recipe dear. never thought it could be prepared like this.
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  17. steamed Bannana blossom dumplings looks delicious.

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  18. I just loved your recipe , it has a traditional touch.

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  19. great recipe..steaming definitely makes it more healthy and tasty..waiting for the gravy recipe:)


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  20. luv the recipe ......

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  21. wow!! What a delicious and healthy way to snack!! A dieter's delight here Priya.

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  22. That is a good healthy dish Priya...nice

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  23. Wow loved the steamed dumplings, healthy and delicious !

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  24. So lovely...I love this recipe Priya..

    Tasty Appetite

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  25. Simple and healthy snack..Nice recipe!!

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  26. this is sounding very healthy and interesting..

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  27. this definitely looks healthy.I have never used banana blossoms in my cooking,think I should give this a try.

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