Banana flower has lots of health benefits. We usually make parupuusli, Vadai etc , This recipe I saw in Venkatesh Bhat's cookery show. It's so different and easy to make and tasted yum.
Here are some health benefits of Banana Flower.
Vazhappu / banana flower
Pearl onions - 6 to 8
Red chili - 2 to 3
Tomato - 1
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil, musturd seeds for tempering
To roast and grind
Sesame seeds (black) - 2 tsp
Peanut - 4 tsp
pepper corn - 1 1/2 sp
Ginger - 1 inch piece
curry leaves few
Clean the banana flower , remove the stem and chop it.
Take a bowl of water and add 2 tsp of curd, mix well.Add the chopped banana flower in to it.Soak for 10 minutes.
Take oil in a pan and roast sesame seeds, add peanuts , add peppercorn saute well.
After it get roasted add ginger and curry leaves.
Cool it and ground to a paste.
Take oil in pan add mustard seeds into it.When it splutter add red chili and small onions saute it.Add chopped tomatoes after onion turns into pink.
Add turmeric powder and salt. Squeeze the banana flower , add to the pan.Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until it cook well.
Add the grounded paste , add water and adjust salt if needed.
Add few curry leaves and Sprinkle gingelly oil.
This is taking part in srivalli's CC challenge.