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November 19, 2014


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Vazhaipoo poriyal recipe

Vazhaipoo poriyal has become one of our favourite vazhaipoo recipes. It is very easy to make when compared with vazhaipoo usili and super tasty without onion. I learnt this recipe from my MIL. Nowadays I am making this very often in my kitchen next to vazhipoo vadai & vazhaipoo kuzhambu.Check out my post on “How to clean vazhaipoo/Banana flower with stepwise pictures” to know how to clean, chop and store it in advance to make your morning job hassle-free.

Lets see how to make this healthy valaipoo poriyal/Banana flower curry recipe at home easily. It tastes the best with sambar sadam and paruppu rasam !


Vazhaipoo poriyal/Banana flower curry recipe

Vazhaipoo poriyal/Banana flower curry recipe Easy n delicious vazhaipoo poriyal recipe - Tasty side dish for sambar rice !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Curries
Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Chopped banana flower - 2 cups
  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/8 tsp

  • In a wide bowl,take the chopped banana flower, moong dal, salt, turmeric powder and sambar powder. Mix well using your hands and set aside for 15 minutes.It will leave little water.
  • In a kadai,heat oil and temper mustard,urad dal and curry leaves. After the dal turns golden brown, add the vazhaipoo mixture and mix well. Keep the flame low and cover cook for sometime.You don’t need to add water because the water in banana flower itself is sufficient. Keep the flame low and cook it with a lid for 10-15 minutes. Toss it once or twice in the middle.
  • After the banana flower is completely cooked, add the grated coconut, mix well for a minute. Remove and serve. You can add few drops of lemon juice if you want tanginess. We don’t do it usually.
Enjoy !


  • Cleaning and chopping banana flower takes more time. So make it the previous day,keep the chopped flowers immersed in buttermilk and use it next day. Squeeze the buttermilk completely and then proceed as mentioned above.

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I served this vazhaipoo poriyal recipe with rice,paruppu rasam and papad. It was lovely !

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Unknown said...

Never tried recipe with vazhaipoo... bookmarked

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Very healthy and delicious poriyal

Anonymous said...

i like it :)

great-secret-of-life said...

healthy and tasty stir fry

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

My favorite love to have anytime

Sona said...

Delicious and healthy poriyal.. u have done it perfect! nice clicks too..

Hema said...

Healthy and delicious poriyal, done it perfectly..

Unknown said...

Looks Superb!! would love to finish with some dal rice :)

Unknown said...

I made this poriyal and relished with sambar and kollu rasam rice. My daughter shared it with her friends in school and they liked it too. Thanks for this recipe of healthy poriyal in a easy way :)

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for your feedback Priya. Iam glad to know your daughter and her friends liked it too :)