May 17, 2011

Vazha Poovu Thovaran (Banana Flower Curry)

Vazha Poovu Thovaran

Vazha Poovu/Banana Flower is used to make koottu
Vazha Poovu
In South India ,we make vadai, thovaran, puli curry with this vazha poovu.The banana flower which may also called banana blossom, grows in banana plant in bunches..Peel the outer purple colour skin from the banana flower.Remove the bunch of flower under the skin. You have to remove the small white stem inside each flower.It is not edible.Chop the flowers into pieces and  add two tbsp buttermilk and water. So that it won't discolor.

Ingredients
  • Vazhapoovu..................1
  • Mustard Seeds............1tsp
  • Urad Dhal...................2tsp
  • Red Chili......................2
  • Turmeric Powder..........a pinch
  • Grated Coconut............1/4 cup
  • Salt to Taste

Method

  • Remove the outer part and take flowers from it
  • You have to take white thread like thing from inside the each poovu.
  • Chop them into small pieces and add and buttermilk.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds , red chili and urad dhal. 
  • When the mustard seeds crackle add the chopped flower, turmeric powder and salt. 
  • Add little water and cover it
  • When it is cooked add coconut.

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