2010/02/24

VAZHAIPOO KULAMBU / BANANA FLOWER CURRY


INGREDIENTS :

Vazhaipoo -- 2 cups
Tamarind -- a medium lemon size
Methi Seeds-1 tsp
Red Chillies - 3
Rice flour - 1 tsp
Spicy sesame powder -- 2 tsps
Sambar powder --1 tsp
Turmeric powder --1 tsp
Onion--1 cup
Tomato -1
Salt to taste
Mustard,Jeera -- 1 tsp each
Curry leaves
Jaggery - a small piece

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Clean the vazhaipoo and keep it in a bowl of water with a tsp of curd added .
2) Soak tamarind in the stock .
3) Meanwhile , heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard , methi seeds ,red chillies and Jeera .Once it splutters , add chopped onion and saute till tender .
4) Then add tomato,curry leaves and wait till it becomes skinny .
5) Then add vazhaipoo and saute well. Cover with a lid. Cook in a slow flame .
6) When it gets well cooked , add tamarind extract , little water and all the powders .
7) Add 2 tbsps of oil , dissolved rice flour, jaggery and cover with a lid .Remove from the flame ,once the oil separates .

Serve hot with Rice . Sending this to SE's Cooking with seeds - Methi Seeds , initially started by Priya.

26 comments :

Vrinda said...

Nice curry dear..liked ur new layout...

Sarah Naveen said...

I love banana flower...curry looks simply delicious..

AdukalaVishesham said...

Never tried a curry with vazhaipoo.. we usually make thoran/poriyal using this.... very healthy vegetable a good source of fiber

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Tangy tasty and tempting kulambhu!!! Very delectable

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Priya said...

Kuzhambu sounds delicious and interesting Shama..

Preety said...

curry looks yumm

angee said...

never heard of kulambu with banana flower. yet another way to cook this healthy veggie...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very delicious kuzhambu, looks delightful. Your new template looks very beautiful and mellow da:)

Gita said...

Kuzumbu with vazahipoo is new to me Shama..looks very delicious dear :)

Nandini said...

Delicious curry dear! Good for health :))

Sush said...

Have heard a lot about banana flower, but never cooked till now. it is time for me to try :)

Rekha shoban said...

never tried dis dish...interesting one.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe,have never tried anything with banana flower yet..your dish seems a perfect one to start with...thanks for sharing shama..

Meena said...

Very unique recipe...never tried it before...seems so beautiful and tangy!

Tina said...

Looks yummy...

Radhika said...

love to try this out provided I have the patience cleaning the vazhaipoo of course

Pavithra said...

Very different ... never heard of it .. Must give a try

shanthi said...

Tangy and spicy kozhambu. Vazhaipoo is good for health

Rachana Kothari said...

The Curry looks so yumm....

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

டெம்ப்ளேட் நல்லாயிருக்கு.வாழைப்பூ குழம்பு புதுசாவும் நன்றாகவும் இருக்கு....

A Homemakers Diary said...

we bengalis cook a lot of banana leaves but never made it this way. lovely recipe bookmarked to try on weekend.

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Recipe

suvaiyaana suvai said...

Looks delious!

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks So yummy

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice different recipe..i usually make parappu usli with it...looks good

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

My kuzhambu has a thuvarpu taste. Please help. Anyways to modify?