Thursday, January 27, 2011

BANANA FLOWER AND CELERY STIR FRY (Vaazhapoo celery poriyal)

In my family,the favorite side dish for rice is banana flower poriyal.If it is made,it will be more like having this poriyal with rice as dish :)
This time, I thought of combining celery with banana flower and it came out super delicious.If you had not tried this combo,please try this.It is a perfect combo.


Banana blossom/flower--------- 1 large
Celery leaves and stalk---------1 1/2 cup,chopped
Grated coconut-----------------1 1/2 cup
Green chilly---------------------2 large,slit length wise
Small onion---------------------1/4 cup, chopped
Oil------------------------------2 tbsp
Turmeric powder---------------1 tsp
Mustard seeds------------------1/2 tsp
Curry leaves--------------------1 sprig
Dried red chilly-----------------1
Salt to taste

  1. Remove the outer 6 bracts and the small yellow flowers inside.Now, chop the inner soft and tender bract finely.
  2. Wash it thoroughly and add a tbsp of oil,salt and turmeric powder and mix it good.Keep it aside.
  3. Now in a bowl take grated coconut,green chilly and small onion.Crush it together with hand.Keep it aside.
  4. Now in a medium heat pan add a tbsp of oil and splutter mustard seeds,dried red chilly and curry leaves.
  5. Next add chopped celery and 1/2 cup crushed coconut to it and saute till the sharp aroma of celery goes.
  6. Then add chopped banana flower and the remaining crushed coconut to it.Add needed salt and mix it good.Cover and cook in medium low flame.Do not add water.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy this delicious and very healthy side dish.

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Step 6

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  1. Unusual combo Soums but looks tempting and wanting me to have a bite... :)

  2. Very unusual combo but it looks good!!!

  3. Nice n interesting combo..will love to try!

    US Masala

  4. I'm going to forward this recipe to my mom. She would love it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Never made anything wid banana flower..this looks just yummm

  6. Wat a beautiful combo, sounds very interesting,unique and yummy..

  7. Beautiful clicks..Looks so perfect and awesome,very unique combo..

  8. Very unique combination, looks so yummy.

  9. New and unique combo,looks so delicious.

  10. Vazhapoo celery thoran adipoli

  11. I had no idea that the banana flower is edible.
    Oh, the things that I learn from other bloggers!

  12. Wow this is an unusual combination....looks lovely and delicious...

  13. Vazhapoo is my fav tooo:-)
    Never tried it with Celery though...Will try this out for sure:-)


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