May 052020
Vaazhaipoo Parupu Poriyal / Banana Blossoms Dal stir fry

Vaazhaipoo Parupu Poriyal / Banana Blossoms Dal stir fry is a healthy, tasty, popular Southindian side dish that can be served with any vegetarian meals. The process of cleaning Vaazhaipoo takes time, but it has more medicinal benefits. we all should consume it at least once a month in our meal. Banana blossom/Vaazhaipoo is a boon to all women, there are more benefits of Vaazhaipoo – It is the best home remedy for PCOS,excessive bleeding, treats all uterus problems, and keeps healthy. It is good to have during pregnancy time to prevent constipation and it helps to increase the breast milk supply for lactating mothers. Even though Banana blossom has starchy taste, you can make it tastier by this recipe. I am sure, you won’t skip banana blossom hereafter once you try this recipe.

Come!! I will share with you all the step by step procedure and the pictorial method of making the healthy & tasty Vaazhaipoo Parupu Poriyal /Banana blossom dal stir fry.
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Vaazhaipoo Parupu Poriyal / Banana Blossoms Dal stir fry

Bhuvana Devi
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish, Veg
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • Vaazhaipoo/Banana Blossom-1
  • Chopped Shallots- 10 nos.
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup.
  • Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • White Urad Dal -1tsp.
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp.
  • Oil- 1tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp.
  • Channa dal- ¼ cup
  • Dried red chilli -2
  • Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves for tempering.

Instructions
 

Preparation:

    Cleaning Vaazhaipoo:

    • Take theVaazhaipoo, remove the calyx & pistil from florets and soak it in the buttermilk. Then chop it well.
    • Add 2cup of water, 1tsp of turmeric powder, salt, chopped Vaazhaipoo bring it to boil for 10 min, strain the Vaazhaipoo stock and keep it aside.

    Masala dal paste:

    • Soak ¼ cup channa dal with 1 cup of water for 15 min. Then strain the water, add 2 dried chillies, 1tsp of fennel seeds, salt, blend well into a coarse paste.
    • Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil, add the Masala dal paste, sauté well and keep aside.

    Method:

    • Take a pan with 1 tsp of oil, 1 tsp Mustard seeds & White Urad Dal, 1 tsp cumin seeds, curry leaves and saute it well.
    • Add chopped shallots, salt & Saute well.
    • Then, Add boiled and chopped Vaazhaipoo, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, sauté it for a few mins. then, add 2tbsp of Vaazhaipoo stock water and cook for 5 mins until the water becomes dry.
    • Add grated coconut sauté well.
    • Then, add the dal masala paste and sauté well for 5 min.
    • Turn off the stove and serve it.

     Pictorial step by step Method:

    • Take Vaazhaipoo, remove the calyx & pistil from florets and soak it in the buttermilk and chop it well.
    • Take a pan, add 2cup of water, 1tsp of turmeric powder, salt, chopped  Vaazhaipoo, bring it to boil for 10 min. Squeeze the boiled Vaazhaipoo, take stock water, keep it aside. 
    • Soak ¼ cup channa dal with 1 cup of water for 15 min.
    • Add soaked channa dal, 2 dried red chilies, and 1tsp of fennel seeds, salt, blend well into a coarse paste without adding water.
    • Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil, add the Masala dal paste, sauté well and keep aside.  
    • Heat a pan with oil, Mustard seeds & White Urad Dal,  curry leaves.
    • Add chopped shallots, salt & Saute well.
    • Add boiled and chopped Vazhaipoo, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt, sauté it for a few mins.
    • Add 2tbsp of Vaazhaipoo stock water and cook for 5 mins until the water becomes dry.
    • Add grated coconut sauté well.
    • Then, add the dal masala paste and sauté well for 5 min
    • Turn off the stove and serve it.

    Notes

    • Select Fresh Banana Blossom, to choose fresh one- open the petals and see the florets should be firm, fresh, and not discolored. If it is discolored, then the blossom is old. 
    • Apply oil in the hands before cleaning the banana blossom to avoid sticky and darken nails.
    • Once the blossoms are cleaned and chopped, soak it immediately into thin buttermilk to avoid discoloring.
    •  If you are vegan, Skip buttermilk and use½ lemon juice in water.

    Ready to serve!Serve the healthy & tasty Vaazhaipoo recipe with plain steamed rice, Traditional RasamSimple Dal frySpicy Poondu Kuzhambu!!Do enjoy cooking this recipe and share the healthy recipes with your loved ones.


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