Thursday, April 12, 2018

No Onion No Garlic Banana Blossom Tomato Kuzhambu/Vazhaipoo Thakkali Kuzhambu

South Indian makes excellent tangy gravies with tamarind extract. Though i have already posted varieties of tangy tamarind gravies in my space, am yet to post some more delightful gravies. And my today's post is a No onion No garlic tamarind based gravy with Banana blossom and tomatoes. Banana blossom is very much used in South Indian cuisine. Though people dish out often some crispy vadas with this incredible banana blossom, you can make some delicious dishes with this extremely healthy blossom. Whenever i feel like making tamarind based gravies at home, i couldnt keep myself away from shallots and garlic cloves. Yes i cant make Kuzhambu aka tamarind gravies without these two. But i took an interesting theme to run this week of Mega marathon. You might have noticed that am running this month's blogging marathon with 4 themes for 4 weeks which sounds absolutely prefect for me to run this long month of blogging.

Banana Blossom Tomato Kuzhambu, No Onion No Garlic Vazhaipoo Kuzhambu

Coming to today's recipe, this banana blossom tomato Kuzhambu is definitely a delicious gravy to try if you want to cook something easy with less efforts. Banana blossom is a super duper healthy vegetable which is often used in South Indian cooking. Cleaning and chopping this banana blossom may be a bit time consuming but still its seriously worth to get and dish out some fantabulous dishes with them. Whenever i go to Indian groceries, i never failed to get them eventhough they arent super fresh as much as like we get in India. Still this vegetable is my favourite and now even my family members do enjoy anything cooked with the Banana blossom. And not to forget that this fingerlicking kuzhambu is completely no onion and no garlic recipe, obviously this dish is just prefect to prepare and enjoy while fasting.

Vazhaipoo Kuzhambu, No Onion No Garlic Banana Blossom Gravy

1 Banana blossom (cleaned & chopped)
3nos Tomatoes (chopped finely)
2tsp Sambar powder
2tsp Coriander powder
Small gooseberry size Tamarind
1tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
Curry leaves
2 Dry red chillies
Gingelly oil

Heat enough gingelly oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies.

Add immediately the curry leaves and fry for few minutes.

Now add the chopped banana blossom and cook for a while, add the sambar powder, coriander powder, salt to the tamarind juice and keep aside.

Add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turns mushy. Now add the spiced tamarind juice and cook in medium high flame.

No Onion No Garlic Banana Blossom Gravy

Once the gravy starts boiling, cook in simmer until the gravy turns semi thick.

Put off the stove once the oil starts separately.

Serve warm with papads and boiled eggs.
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Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

I have tried vadas & poriyal with vazhaipoo, but never tied gravy so far, this kuzhambu sounds interesting and even i can't imagine making tamarind based curries without onions & garlic, kudos to your efforts for trying out without those and sharing here !!!

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The idea of a tamarind gravy makes me drool, while cooking a curry for the South Indian cuisine, I remember loving the tamarind based curry the most. I am drooling over this curry , must be so yum.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Such a nice recipe with banana blossom! The color of the gravy looks so vibrant and delicious!

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

That looks super tempting with the rich color. As you mentioned to clean and chop the banana blossoms is a tedious task and that is what puts me off. I haven't ever cooked with it.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Omg don you are bring up some amazing no onion no garlic dishes ,vazhaipoo kuzhambu looks lip smacking , I would wipe out the plate of rice with is delicious kuzhambu now !! I know it needs lot of patience to peel the vazhaipoo , you made this dish look easy .. kolludhe !! semma ponga !!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Most of the time, I make tamarind based gravy with banana blossom. But I have never made it without onions. Looks like we can make it delicious even without the onions. This looks too good Priya.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to try this banana blossom curry. Dish looks tangy, spicy and absolutely delicious.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

This bright red colour will make anyone fall for this kuzhambu.. Yumm..

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I always make usili and vadai with vaazhaipoo. This kuzhambu is such a great idea and thanks for the share.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's really a new dish for me to try Priya. We mostly use the banana blossoms as vadai and simply love it!..fantastic option you have here!

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

We make poriyal or vadai with vazhaipoo ! Using this in Kuzhambu is interesting

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

An interesting recipe for me as I've yet to use banana blossom. Like the colour of the gravy too.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

It takes so much time to clean the banana blossom . Love this tempting curry and the fact it’s without onion and garlic.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, interesting recipe, I have made only usli and kootu with banana blossom,
Will definitely try this Kuzhambu! Lip-smacking good!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Very different recipe Priya with vazhai poo. I have only made usili and vadai with it. I have a vazhai poo sitting in the fridge. I will give this a try.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I haven't personally cooked anything with banana blossom and your gravy sounds so delicious. Loving those cute shaped fryums on that side.

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. amazing south indian curry with banana blossom.. never work with such a amazing ingredients