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October 8, 2009

BANANA FLOWER / VAZHAIPOO USILI

I tried usili with vazhaipoo for the first time..It came out very well..I got the recipe from my MIL…I am posting this for my future reference and to share with u all !! Wink

banana flower usili

Ingredients :

For usili :

  • Toor dal – A fistful
  • Channa dal – A fistful
  • Red chilly – 2-3 nos
  • Hing /Asafetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Banana flower – 1/2 no
  • Salt & water – As needed

To temper :

  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Shallots – a few (finely chopped )
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Method :

  • Soak the dals for 1 hour and grind it course with red chilly ,hing and salt.Add water only if necessary.Set aside..
  • Take the flowers in between the red layers . Apply oil on ur hands , remove the stamen (kalan in tamil ) from the  flowers and chop it finely .Soak in buttermilk/ water. (The black colored one is stamen..Hope u all know it )

banana flower stamen

  • Mix the ground dal mixture and the chopped flowers . Check for salt .Steam it in idly pot or cooker.( I did in idly pot , it took nearly 15 mins)
  • Remove and let it cool.Crumble the mixture and set aside.
  • Then heat a kadai with oil and do the tempering part.Add onions and saute well.
  • Finally add the cooked usili to it and mix well.  check for salt and add if necessary.
  • If u want u can add grated coconut .( i dont add  )
  • Serve with sambhar / curd rice..We usually mix this in plain rice adding sesame oil..!!

banana flower usili 1

KITCHEN CLINIC :

BANANA FLOWER :

Nutritive benefits of Banana flower:

Good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A,B vitamins,potassium,magnesium,phosphorus Calcium and iron.

Medicinal value:

Used in treatment of bronchitis ,constipation and ulcers,good for diabetics.Reduces painful and excess menstrual bleeding.Also believed to enhance milk supply in lactating mothers.The young tender leaves of banana tree form a cool dressing for inflammations and blisters and has a great medicinal relief. The benefits of Cooked banana flower eaten with curd is considered an effective medicine for menstrual disorders like painful menstruation and excessive bleeding. Banana flower benefits in the increase of progesterone hormone which reduces the bleeding.

TRIED & TASTED :

AVAL / RICE FLAKES  MILK PAYASAM FROM VIDYA’S BLOG

Every Friday i do pooja at home ..I usually make aval payasam with jaggery.For a change i tried this payasam with milk & sugar.It was very nice and creamy.Planned to do for my guests too.Very easy !! U all can give this a try :) Thanks a lot Vidya Smile I dint add food color.So mine looks white in color :)

AVAL PAAL PAYASAM 

Catch u all in my next post.. Bye Wave

42 comments:

  1. சூப்பர்ப்...வாழைப்பூ உசிலி...

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  2. Healthy usili, prefect side dish for rasam..

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  3. Banana Flower suili.........it looking delicious....

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  4. Wow..looks so yummy and delicious!

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  5. Usili is delicous and healthy! Love any veggie with usili. Lovely snaps!

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  6. Very healthy usili... looks perfect and delicious

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  7. looks nice..have to eat with rasam

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  8. a nice healthy one...yummy with rice

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  9. mmm.. yummy usili... would love to have it with mor kozhambu!! thanks for the step by step presentation on how to remove the "kalan"!!
    BTW, an award is waiting for you in my blog dear. Pls collect it! :)

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  10. Thanks Chitra for trying my recipe and posting it.

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  11. Love the usli and Vidhya's payasam is indeed so delicious, especially when you've offered for neivedhyam.

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  12. Usli is definetly tasty, love the way u used the banana blossom!

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  13. Nice picture...I have not yet tried usili with vazaipoo...looks tasty :)

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  14. Steaming hot usili looks great! Makes me hungry! Lovely pictures!

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  15. Firstly neat new design Chithra..:)..that bottom bread bun pic gave me an untimely craving for buttered toast..:P
    lol..ok ,I will rather concentrate on ur usili..it looks amazing like our payar puzhukku..combo-ed with sambar..god..another craving starts..:P

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  16. long time i made this..looks wonderful..have it inmy blog too..

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  17. Wow Chitra... usli looks super and yummy.

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  18. Mouthwatering pics...I too make this often.

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  19. Even I dint prepare this so far dear..but u ppl are making me to try this soon..looks really colorful

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  20. Thanku all friends for ur sweet comments :)
    @varsha , thanks dear :)

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  21. usili seems yummiest to the core. Nice recipe.

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  22. First time here! Nice blog dear!
    Yummy usili!

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  23. Beautiful layout chitra,ur blog looks so beautiful :)

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  24. My grand father used to love this and it is there that I ate the best Arati puvvu curry..I believe it is some work behind peeling..it looks delicious Chitra

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  25. Lovely clicks.. I loved yor cutlery used for the paysam...

    Do sneak a peek in my space when time permits..

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  26. you have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

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  27. My fav dear!
    Send me some.
    More kozhambu and paruppu usili
    yummy combo

    You are tagged! Please check my blog for the tag and awards.

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  28. Looks yummy....a great combo with rasam rice.

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  29. Hmmm i think you are in mood of blog makeover....template looks gr8. Banana flower recipe is new to me...I heard of it but never tried or tasted....will try this verion sometime...payasam looks yum too...

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  30. I love this template and your dish reminds me of the first time I cooked banana flower!

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  31. Very nice template... Usili looks delicious!

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  32. I have an award for you. Please accept it.

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  33. Banana usili looks delicious and mouth watering. Beautiful presentation with lovely pictures.

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  34. Excellent usili.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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