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Vazhai Poo Poriyal

This side dish is made with banana flower (vazhai poo) and is served with rice.

Vazhai Poo (Banana Flower) Poriyal

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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This side dish is made with banana flower (vazhai poo) and is served with rice.


  • Banana flower (vazhai poo) – 1

  • Sambar Powder – 2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Asafotida Powder – a pinch

  • Oil – 2 teaspoon

  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon


  • Remove the big skin (bract) and take out the florets found inside the bract. In the florets, you will find a string in the middle and a rubbery skin outside. Remove both from each floret. Then chop all the florets into tiny bits and put in water mixed with little butter milk. This will avoid discoloration of the florets.
  • Wash florets with water and put the chopped florets in a vessel. Just add enough water to cover them. Cook for two to three minutes or till the florets are soft.
  • Remove from stove, drain the water and let it cool.
  • When it is cold, take out a handful of cooked florets and squeeze out the excess water and keep aside.
  • To this add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Keep it for atleast ten minutes.
  • In a kadai add the oil and add mustard seeds. When it pops up add the urad dhal, asafotida powder and fry till the urad dhal turns light brown.
  • Add curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Add the cooked banana florets. Fry nicely till the raw smell of the powders goes off.
  • Add coconut gratings and mix well.
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