Saturday, May 25, 2013

Vazhaipoo Podimas | Banana Flower Recipes

Vazhaipoo is one of the healthiest veggie and I often buy it. Except for the cleaning part, I love cooking this veggie either as a simple poriyal(with moong dal) or as vazhaipoo vadai. I found this recipe in Chef Jacobs cookbook,made it yesterday for lunch and the taste was unique and very flavourful that I couldnt wait to share it :)
Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe


Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe - Ingredients

Cleaned Vazhaipoo - 1 floret(comes to 2 cups)
Buttermilk - 1/4 cup
Big Onion - 1
Garlic - 6 cloves
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Coconut - 1 tbsp grated
Salt - taste
Oil - 2 to 3 tsp

To roast and grind:

Cashews - 10 to 15
Peanuts - 1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp

Method:

  1. Clean vazhaipoo, chop them finely and soak in buttermilk till use to avoid darkening.Dry roast all the ingredients listed under 'to roast and grind' till golden brown.Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe - Step1
  2. Cool down and Transfer the roasted ingredients to a mixer. Then grind it to a semi fine powder , set aside.Heat oil in a pan add curry leaves once it splutters - add onion and ginger garlic paste and saute till golden brown.Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe - Step2
  3. Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.Then drain buttermilk water and add the veggie.Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe - Step3
  4. Add little water till immersing level and keep covered and cook till the veggie becomes soft.Once the moisture is gone add the roasted powder, give a quick stir and keep cooking for 2mins. Then finally add coconut and switch off.Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe - Step4
Serve hot with rice and sambar!
Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can skip red chilli powder and add green chillies instead while tempering.
  • You can plus or minus the ingredients for roast and grind' as per your taste preference. 
  • Keep covered while cooking the veggie this will ensure cooking faster.
Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

11 comments:

  1. Healthy and yummy! My mom used to make it.

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  2. nice flavour.. love the addition of nuts

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  3. Hi sharmi ,
    Can u let us know what s the title of the cookbook by chef jacob and where we can get it ?

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  4. Hi Sharmi... I tried this and it turned out to be awessssssssome and super dooper hit... My hubby and me loved it a lot... Thank u :-)

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  5. Awesome recipe sharmi ji...came out really good...the family loved it!!!

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