Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Banana Blossom Stirfry/Vazhaipoo Poriyal

My mom used to feed us quite often with countryside vegetables, eventhough we wont wish to have them, but i regret very much now whenever i saw  the price of those veggies, yep its quite expensive here when compared to the veggies we get from french farmer's market, i never stopped buying our Indian veggies even its very much expensive often, coz i wanted to feed my kids with those veggies...Even its quite a hard task for me to feed them, i never stopped making different dishes with our veggies..Banana blossom is one among those veggies, i usually prepare them as paruppu usili ,fritters or else as dumpling, its been a while i havent had them as simple stir fry and i prepared them yesterday for our lunch, even the cleaning the fresh banana blossom needs much more time than preparing this dish..I simply enjoyed them with rice and papads,needless to say that this stir fry is very much healthier than fried ones..


1no Banana flower (cleaned & soaked in buttermilk)
3nos Dry red chillies (broken)
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
1no Onion (big & chopped)
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
2tbsp Rolled oats or grated coconut
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt
Oil

Heat enough oil, let splutter the mustard seeds,urad dal, add the chopped onions, broken red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida one by one,fry everything for few minutes, add the chopped florets, drain the soaked buttermilk before adding, add the turmeric powder and salt..

Cook in simmer with lid closed, open and keep cooking for few minutes the stir fry turns dry, add the rolled oats or grated coconut and put off the stove..Serve with plain rice or as side dish..

32 comments:

  1. wow...vazhaipoo poriyal with oats ahh?? very interesting n a healthy choice Priya..so next time instead of coconut i am goin to use oats :) looks so good...

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  2. awesome recipe...healthy and tempting...:)

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  3. If am right u r residing in Paris right? U get Vazhapoo there? WOW!!

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  4. I never tasted a banana Flower!!!your looks so tempting!!!! should give a try!!!

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  5. I never tasted a banana Flower!!!your looks so tempting!!!! should give a try!!!

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  6. Delicious ... I too am a big fan of country vegetables !

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  7. Use of oats is quite innovative

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  8. Though laborious, the result is always yummy as well as healthy... Good that you make it a point to add it often in the diet. The idea of oats is interesting.. Will make a note of it :-)

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  9. my mom makes this dish often. though not a great fan i like it. your dish looks tasty..

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  10. Banana blossom poriyal looks delicious.

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  11. How I wish I could get some banana flowers here ~ love them n this looks so tempting Priya!
    US Masala

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  12. i have never made anything using banana blossoms...the dish looks nice priya...:)

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  13. Delicious and fabulous stirfry:)

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  14. I have never seen canned banana blossoms, I wander if they sell them in New Zealand!

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  15. Lovely looking stir fry. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. Delicious looking stir fry. Lovely recipe.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  17. The stir fry looks fantastic!! Very innovative to add oats!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. Waiting to have this Priya!

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  19. Very healthy combo and lovely click:)

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  20. Wow...vazhapoo and oats...what a healthy combinations...looks delicious

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  21. wow! I have had banana blossoms on only a few occasions in my entire life...its a rarely available commodity in my native town Durgapur...and in Mumbai, I'm yet to see it ! Love your presentation and longing to have it !

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  22. //My mom used to feed us quite often with countryside vegetables, eventhough we wont wish to have them, but i regret very much now whenever i saw the price of those veggies, yep its quite expensive here when compared to the veggies we get from french farmer's market, //உண்மைதான் ப்ரியா...நானும் சிலகாய்களை அம்மா சமைக்கும்போது சாப்பிடாமல் சண்டை போடுவேன்.இப்போ எல்லாமே உணர்கிறேன்.நிழலின் அருமை வெயில் இருக்கும் போதுதானே தெரியும்...பொரியல் ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு.அம்மாவும் இப்படிதான் செய்வாங்க‌

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  23. I love this stir fry... Healthy and yum...

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  24. wonderful insted of grated coconut oats fantastic idea priya...

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  25. I am a huge fan of banana blossom, my mom always makes it with moong dal, love it to death. I once tried it and had posted the recipe for that, do try that sometime. I don't mind cooking them but the thought of picking each blossoms and cleaning it spoils all the fun :P Liked your way of making it.

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