Search This Blog

Loading...

Aug 11, 2008

Vaizhaipoo parappu usli

Vaizhaipoo or banana flower/blossom is eaten worldwide and very popular in south Indian homes. It is widely available in Singapore and hence I make this quite frequently though I haven't had this much in India. It is known to be quite healthy also.
I usually make it during the weekends because my hubby helps me to remove the bracts and chop the flowers. Thats bit time consuming!!

vaizhaipoo usili

Ingredients-
Whole Banana blossom- 1
Diluted buttermilk-1 cup
Tuvar dal- 1cup
Dried red chillies- 4-5
Cumin seeds/jeera- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 2tsp
Mustard- 1tsp
Udid dal- 1tsp
Channa dal- 2tsp

Method
Remove the outer sheath of the blossom. You will find a bunch of white flowers. Rub the whole bunch on your palms to snap of the white stemy portions(the anthers and stigma)that will not cook well. Chop the remaining portion and keep it in diluted buttermilk or turmeric water so that it doesn't blacken. You will find a pictoral description of how to do this here in case you are not aware.vaizhaipoo usili

Soak tuvar dal for 1 hour. Then drain the water. Grind it coarsely along with dried red chillies. Then make them into balls and steam them. Then after they slightly cool, crumble them nicely as shown in the picture below.

vaizhaipoo usili Drain the buttermilk from the Flowers. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, udid dal and channa dal. Then add the flowers and saute for sometime. Then add the dal and mix well.
Serve hot as a side dish with sambar rice.
Do see my craft bog for hand made magnets.

18 comments:

notyet100 said...

this looks yum sowmya,..somethin new forme,.thali looks so delcious,..

Aparna said...

Vazhaipoo and usli is a new idea to me. This is something that is frequently cooked back home. Except that we make it with coconut. Unfortunately, I can't find it here.

easycrafts said...

We too make these, but very rarely...Nice presentation

Roma said...

Gosh! Your Sunday lunch is drool worthy. I have never eaten banana flowers. Will look out for it in the sabzi market next time.

Sireesha said...

A treat is waiting for u at my blog:))

Usli sounds delicious and awesome...Its new for me.Thali looks delicious and love the presentation....

homecooked said...

This looks so yummy!

srikars kitchen said...

this looks yum sowmya,..new thali looks so delcious,..

Sangeeth said...

very healthy recipe...

Priti said...

Umm what a plate ..looking so nice ..and vazaipoo..only heard vada of it..not usli is something new..

Purva Desai said...

This dish is new for me, but looks inviting....thanks for sharing..

Nithu said...

Your usli looks so inviting. My mom makes makes it. I have never tried with vazhapoo.

Usha said...

Wow this brought back memories of back home,my mom in law makes this vazhaipoo regularly and it tastes yummy.Your presentation looks wonderful :)

Uma said...

wow, yummy usli sowmya! Looks so colorful.

Three things are waiting for you at my blog. Come and collect them.

http://teluguruchi.blogspot.com/2008/08/clickclickclick.html

I hope you like them!

Cham said...

Looks pretty tasty the Vazhaipoo :) I love the vadai also!

SriLekha said...

valaipoo usili sounds great! join in the event going in my blog!

LG said...

I have tasted it at my sisters place, and it tastes awesome! that plate looks yummy :) are u sending them to JFI-Flower event?

Sukanya said...

The Vazhapoo usli looks yum

snigdha said...

hey, sowmya, this banana flower dish looks and sounds great. Very newstyle to me - I will try this out very soon . Actually, we also cook this quite a bit - but in a very different manner - as vada and also as dry curry with boiled aloo & ginger-garlic-onion paste with garam masala( I will post on my blog some day ( snigdhasbouquet.blogspot.com)

I visited your blog for the first time today - my heartiest compliments for your bea..u..tiful page lay out and presentation .

Get recipes in your inbox

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...