Monday 16 December 2019

VazhaipooPoriyal/Banana Flower Poriyal- How to make Vazhaipoo Poriyal

Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower is one of the healthiest vegetable/flower with amazing health benefits consumed widely in Asian cuisine. It is a great source of fibre, Vitamins and minerals. When consumed regularly, it helps in reducing menstrual bleeding, manages diabetes and anaemia, helps the nursing mothers, boosts mood and reduces anxiety. Though cleaning of vazhaipoo is a tedious process, we should try to incorporate in our diet as much as possible. Do try out this simple and comforting vazhaipoo/banana flower poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Poriyal Varieties here, also check out Vazhaipoo Kootu and VazhaipooKola Urundai here.

Here's how to make Vazhaipoo Poriyal with step by step photos...


Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower
1 finely chopped
Green Chilli/PacchaiMilagi
1 or 2 finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder
½ tsp
Coriander Powder
1 tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Grated Coconut
3 tbsp
3 tbsp
As needed

For Tempering

Oil/Ginglly Oil
2 tsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Urad Dal/UlluthamParuppu
1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies
Curry Leaves/Karuvepilai
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Author: PriyaAnandakumar

check out other interesting Vegetarian Poriyal Varieties here, also check out Vazhaipoo Kootu and VazhaipooKola Urundai here.


Before cleaning the vazhaipoo/banana flower apply little oil in your hand in order to avoid turning your hand black and sticky.

Peel the petals of banana flower/vazhaipoo and remove the blossoms out and repeat it until the inner part is seen. Once all the petals are removed, you will see the kuruthu. This kuruthu is edible and should be included in the poriyal.

Remove the male stamen out the blossoms.

Mix the yogurt/curd in 2 cups of water and keep it aside.

Clean and cut the vazhaipoo/banana flower into small pieces and soak in buttermilk until use. Soaking in buttermilk is to avoid the vazhaipoo from discoloration.

Heat oil/gingelly oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal,, dry red chillies, curry leaves and sauté for 20 seconds.

Add chopped onions, green chillies and saute until they turn translucent.

Now squeeze the chopped vazhaipoo from butter milk and add it to the tempering. Saute the vazhaipoo for about 2 minutes.

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and stir really well.

Sprinkle little water, cover and cook for about 12-15 minutes. Stir in between to avoid it from burning. [Use the same water in which it was soaked for added taste]

Once the vazhaipoo/banana flower is cooked, add grated coconut and stir really well. Now switch off the stove.

Yes, delicious and healthy vahaipoo/banana flower poriyal is ready to be enjoyed.

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