Banana blossom [banana flower] has so many medicinal values. It helps to activate the pancreas. It strengthens the uterus. It clears the stomach troubles. If this is cooked with green gram and eaten with ghee, it reduces the heat of the body. It helps to decrease the problems related with kidneys.
Usually we make poriyal, vadai and kuzambu with this banana flower. We can make banana flower poriyal with radish, snake gourd also. By making this fusion, it helps to reduce the bitterness of banana flower and enhance the taste and richness of the poriyal. Though it gives a little trouble to clean the banana flower, the final result will be a fine and delicious one. Now the poriyal follows..!
வாழைப்பூ புடலங்காய் பொரியல்
Finely chopped Small onions-8
Finely chopped Green chilli-1
Finely chopped Small tomato-1
Finely chopped vazaippoo- 1 cup
Finely chopped snakegourd- 1 cup
Turmeric powder- half sp
Black gram- 1 tsp
Green gram- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- half sp
Asafoetida powder- half sp
Shredded coconut- ¼ cup
Chopped coriander- 2 tbsp
Curry leaves- a few
Oil- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
When the oil becomes hot, add the mustard seeds.
When they splutters add the black gram and the green gram.
When they turn in to golden brown add the finely chopped onions along with the green chilli and fry then softly.
Now add the chopped banana flower with the turmeric powder and the asafoetida pr.
Cook for a few seconds and then add the chopped snake gourd with the chopped tomatoes.
Add enough salt, sprinkle a little water and cook on medium fire until they become soft.
Add the greens and mix well.
Put off the fire, add the coconut and mix well.
The delicious vazaippoo snake gourd poriyal is ready to eat now!