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October 8, 2009

Banana Flower / Vazhaipoo Usili Recipe

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

banana flower usili

Ingredients 

For usili 
  • Toor dal – A fistful
  • Chana 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 )
  • Mix the ground dal mixture and the chopped flowers . Check for salt .Steam it in idly pot by spreading the mixture in idli plate 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


 Catch u all in my next post.. Bye Wave



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42 comments :

GEETHA ACHAL said...

சூப்பர்ப்...வாழைப்பூ உசிலி...

Priya Suresh said...

Healthy usili, prefect side dish for rasam..

prasu said...

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

priya said...

Wow..looks so yummy and delicious!

Nandinis food said...

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

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely authentic dish...

Padma said...

Very healthy usili... looks perfect and delicious

Priyanka Navis said...

looks delicious...

Malar said...

looks nice..have to eat with rasam

Sailaja Damodaran said...

a nice healthy one...yummy with rice

Sushma Mallya said...

looks colourful & healthy too...

Rohini said...

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! :)

Vidhya said...

Thanks Chitra for trying my recipe and posting it.

lata raja said...

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

Cham said...

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

Gita Jaishankar said...

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

Raks said...

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

Varsha Vipins said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow Chitra... usli looks super and yummy.

jayasree said...

Mouthwatering pics...I too make this often.

chef and her kitchen said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Vikis Kitchen said...

usili seems yummiest to the core. Nice recipe.

Vijitha said...

First time here! Nice blog dear!
Yummy usili!

Saritha said...

Beautiful layout chitra,ur blog looks so beautiful :)

Shri said...

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

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Vazha poo curry looks delicious.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

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

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

kitchen queen said...

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Sree vidya said...

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

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Latha said...

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

lubnakarim06 said...

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...

Uma said...

looks delicious!!

Vibaas said...

yum! reminds me of home!

Chitra said...

Thanku all friends :)

Cynthia said...

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

AnuSriram said...

Very nice template... Usili looks delicious!

ST said...

Usili looks very delicious...

Vijitha said...

I have an award for you. Please accept it.

Urmi said...

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

my kitchen said...

Excellent usili.Thanks for sharing the recipe.