Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Banana Flower/Blossom Stir fry

Banana Flower is used in most of Asian countries. It has a nice purplish crimson colored and rich in vitamin A and C, high in fiber.

1 Banana flower
Small Lemon size Tamarind soaked in water and extract the juice or 1-1/2tsp Thick Tamarind paste.
Salt to taste
1-1/2 tsp Jaggery
5-6 tsp Grated coconut
4-5 Red chilies
1 tsp Turmeric Powder

Remove the outer bracts of  Banana flower and wash it. Then take out all the fiber which are in around the florets.Keep the inner fibers(which are white in color) and chopped it.
Take a mix bowl full of water add 1/4 cup of sour buttermilk and soak the chopped banana flower in it for 30mins. 
Meanwhile,Grind coconut and red chilies without adding water. It should be dry and keep aside.
Heat a pan with 4 tsp oil, add mustrad seeds when it sluptters, add  black lentils slipt,red chilies and curry leaves. Now, add Banana flowers saute it for a min, add tumeric powder, tamarind juice and salt and mix well. add water if required, cover the pan lid and cook till the flower is soft. (may take 20-25mins).
Once the water is full drained and flowers are soft, add ground coconut and red chilies saute it for a min and tranfer it to serving bowl.


Jyoti V said...

Hii.. saw u on kannada food blog...very nice collection of recipes..
i heard of this dish..but never made..looks delish..thx for sharing..

Madhuri said...

Thanks Jyoti. Its mostly prepared in south of india.

Turmericnspice said...

exotic dish..wish we cld taste it.


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