Saturday, July 2, 2016

Vazhaipoo Poriyal | Banana Flower Stir Fry

Vazhaipoo poriyal is the simple stir fry and taste great with rice and sambar. Cleaning vazhaipoo is really a tedious task and also very time consuming.Usually i clean this while watching any tv shows or movies :-) . Apart from cleaning, Vazhaipoo cooks very fast, so you can make this with 15 mins.

Vazhaipoo Poriyal

Preparation Time : 45 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins |Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Condiments | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Banana Flower/ Vazhaipoo - 1 cup (chopped)
Onion -1 small
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Red chili - 1 no
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp each
Curry leaves -few
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Buttermilk - 1/2 cup 

First open the petals and take the florets. In the floret, remove the transparent layer and stamen(one with round head), shown in the pic below. Remove them from all the florets and chop into small pieces

Immediately put it in buttermilk until use . Cut onions into small pieces and heat the kadai with oil and then add mustard , let it splutter and then add urad dal.

Now add chana dal, onions,red chili & curryleaves one by one, saute till the onions becomes translucent and then add the chopped vazhaipoo along with buttermilk.

Add required salt and cover the kadai with lid. Cook till it's done and all the water evaporates.

Add the grated coconut, mix it well and then switch off the flame.

Tasty Vazhaipoo Poriyal is ready.


  • Vazhaipoo turns dark when it's chopped,so immediately put it in buttermilk.
  • If you dont have buttermilk,take 3 tbsp of curd and add enough water to make it as buttermilk.

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