Banana flower paruppu usili


1 small banana flower (vazhapoo)
1/2 cup Bengalgram dal
1/2 cup Red gram dal
Salt to taste
Bit of asafoetida
Few curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds

Soak the dals for 1 hour. Take out the red cover, remove each petal of the flower and pull out the thread like strand from the center. Cut it into small pieces and keep them soaked in some water. Cook it with little water till it gets soft. Keep aside.

Grind the dals together to a coarse paste.

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and when it splutters, add the dal paste, salt and asafoetida. Cook till you get seperate grains of the paste and the colour starts changing. Keep stirring it else it will get stuck to the pan.

Add the cooked banana flower and mix well. Serve with rice.
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Happy cook said...

I love this dish, when ever there was this banana flower available from the garden banana plant she used to make them.

Radhika said...

I love vazhapoo very's been a long time since I made anything out of it though. This yummy looking usili is just a great reminder.

sowmya said...

nice recipe..willtry this way ...
Btw,I posted for your party food event..will send you a mail soon.

Divya Vikram said...

I know this is super healthy!

Vidhya said...

love this paruppu usli. I make this everyweek

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very traditional recipe. Looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM!

TBC said...

I've cooked with this just once and it was a disaster! Probably 'cos the stuff came out of a can.

Sukanya said...

Hi EC, I simply love your recipes....Iam surely going to try this one.

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