Saturday, 6 December 2014

BANANA FLOWER OR BANANA BLOSSOM STIR FRY

         



Banana flower is looking awesome when it blossoms in a banana tree. It hosts many medicinal qualities. It is admired by all the people of Tamil Nadu for its wonderful taste and its nutritional and health benefits.

The flower and its florets treat the infections and inhibit the growth of bad bacterias in the body,

It possesses antioxidant properties and so it handle free radicals and treat smartly on some health issues such as premature aging and cancer.

One cup of banana florets cooked will cure the pain and regulate the menstrual bleeding.
so it is useful for ladies, at its best.

Calculated intake of flowers can reduce blood sugar levels and treat diabetes and manage anemia.

Since they are having anti- depressant properties, the regular intake of these flowers as food will boost  the mood of the mind and reduces anxiety without any side effects.

They support to increase the secretion of breast milk of the lactating mothers.

Now let us take on a look on the recipe method of vazhaipoo Porial or banana blossom stir fry.

Ingredients:

Banana flower one
mustard seeds 
chenna split dal one tablespoon
urad dal one tablespoon
curry leaves finely chopped a half cup
shallots chopped one cup
red chilies split four or five
Grated coconut one cup
cumin seeds one spoon
Turmeric one spoon
Salt as needed

Procedure:

Apply a little coconut oil on your hands before you go for cleaning process .

Separate each meroon petal and collect the florets.

Continue collecting the floret bunches. until you reach the bulb like center.

Observe the floret containing stamina, stigma (like a match stick) and translucent petal and petiole or bract.

You have to remove the stigma and petuole as shown in the photo.

Keep discarding the stigma and petiole in each floret.

Chop all the florets into small bits.

You will be patient and careful in cleaning process which takes more time.

Heat cooking oil in a fry pan.

Add mustard seeds, followed by urad dal and gram dal.

let them golden brown.

Add onions and red chillies and curryleaves.

Add turmeric powder.

Add the finely chopped florets.

Stir for a while.

Add Add water required and salt as u needed.

Saute well now and then.

Allow to cook .

Once it is done and water absorbed completely, add coconut grates, and coriander leaves.

Stir well for a while and remove the dish from flame.














your yummy Vazhaipoo porial or Banana blossom stir fry is ready to serve hot with rice ghee and other side dishes.

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POORI WITH CARROT KURUMA

Ingredients :

Wheat flour one cup
Maida flour one cup
white rava one spoon
Salt required
water 3/4th cup
cooking oil one tablepoon

Step by step procedure:

Mix all the above ingredients with water by adding by little and make a dough.
Knead the dough well into a soft dough.
Keep aside for half an hour.
Meanwhile you can prepare kuruma.
Ingredients:
mustard seeds one spoon
fennel seeds, cloves chinnoman one spoon.
bellari onion. one finely chopped
green chillies two or three.
curryleaves one cup
coriander leaves chopped one cup
chicken masala powder one tablespoon
turmeric one spoon
chopped carrots one cup
Procedure:
Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds, fennel seeds,.cinnoman, cloves three.
Allow them to temper.
Add onions green chillies, curry leaves,.
Saute well.
Add turmeric followed by chikken.masala poder.
Add carrots.
Let the flame in low.
Grind the coconut grates and bengal gram, and cumin seeds into a fine paste.
Add to the fried ingredients.
Add salt as needed.
saute and mix well.
Allow to cook.
kuruma ready.
For poori:
Divide the dough into even size round balls.
Make palm size thick flat rounds.
Heat cooking oil to deep fry temperature.
To check the temperature,  put a small piece of dough, it will rise up immediately.  This is the perfect time to make poori.
Slide the ball into the oil.
After a while you press it with a slotted ladle.
It will puff up well evenly.
Flip it carefully.
Let the bubbles cease.
Remove the fried poori and lower the flame till you drop the next poori.
Repeat the same process for making remaining poories.







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