Friday, May 28, 2010

Banana Blossom Kuttu: ( Vazhai Poo Kuttu )

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Banana Blossom Kuttu:  
 ( Vazhai Poo Kuttu )

Banana flower ( Vazhai Poo in Tamil ) is used as a nutritious food item in South India. It has a lot of medicinal values, like blood purification,  curing menstrual disorders, constipation, stomach ulcers. Also as it is rich in fibre content, it  increases the hemoglobin cell levels in our blood.
I make this Kuttu atleast once in two weeks, and is an excellent side dish for spicy kuzhambu dishes , tiffin menus or simply with white steamed hot rice…Most of us think, the toughest job is to clean this flower…Absolutely not…Just pull out a strong string like structure from each bud of the flower and then chop it across into small pieces…That’s it…Your nutritious , fibre rich , healthy dish ready for you…!
Enjoy the tasty recipe…                                                                                 


·         Banana flower                           - 1 medium sized
·         Toor dal                                    - ½ cup
·         Moong dal                                - ½ cup
·         Tomato                                     - 1
·         Onion                                       - ½
·         Turmeric pwd                            - ¼ tsp
·         Oil                                            - 2 tsp
·         Mustard                                    - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                                       - ½ tsp
·         Asafetida                                  - a pinch
·         Split urad dal                            - ½ tsp
·         Red chilly                                  - 1
·         Curry leaves                              - handful
·         Salt to taste


1.     Clean the banana flower and chop it to fine pieces.
2.     Heat the pan, add toor dal and moong dal.
3.     Pressure cook it for one whistle.
4.     Now add chopped banana flowers, chopped tomato, turmeric pwd , salt  and further pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
5.     Once the pressure goes off, open the lid, smash the contents.
6.     In a small pan, heat oil, season with mustard, cumin, asafetida, split urad dal, curry leaves, chopped onion and red chilly.
7.     Add the seasonings, mix well.

8.     Garnish with coconut flowers and serve hot.

 Now come Awards:

It’s a lovely time to receive awards from our beloved friends as a token of appreciation & love.

I have received a bunch of Awards from my loving friends Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) Of Creative Sanyukta & GayathriRaj of Heaven on a Spoon!!!   Thank you Friends for passing this Awards to me.I am truly  honoured. A very big thanks for sharing this awards with me. So sweet of you….!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)  has a very creative food blog…She always come up with new recipes, decorated so eyecatchy…truly impressive…Keep up the great work dear.

GayathriRaj  has a beautiful space too…she has a awesome collection of interesting recipes,  the best part I like is her perfect presentation…Just make a visit to enjoy for yourself…

As I have already posted this awards, am picking up only one, that I don’t collect till now…
And now this award, comes with a rule to post your fav pic

Here comes my favorite pic…

A gifted day with lovely nature...

I love to pass this awards to All my Beloved Friends. Without you Friends, I would never be able to blog…All of U    Plz accept this award…

Vegetable Sambar this dish goes to susans lovely event MLLA23

Also this Sambhar dish goes to sumas bful event Delicious  dals from India

Aattukaal Paya participates in Shabitha's Celebrating Mom.

Meet you in next post Friends…Until then…

Take care n Bye…bye...:))


  1. Vazhai poo kootu roombha superb ba irukku Jay..nice picture..congrats on all your awards and all those entries look perfect for the events..Have a nice weekend Dear..

  2. congrats on all your awards. kootu looks delicious jay

  3. Hy Nithu, Krishnaveni,

    That's very quick...I am truly inspired...Thanx Yaar...;)

  4. If I ever find this banana flower at my local Indian market i will make this recipe; you have inspired me!

  5. jay delicious and healthy kuttu.. i used to add coconut also for making this kootu.nice pic too
    Have a nice weekend dear

  6. Heyy Jay,,Congrats on all ur awards dear,,vazhaipoo kootu nalla irukku ur faaav pic looks nice dear,,all the recipes are perfect for the events.

  7. Jay, Congrats on all your award and wishes for lot more. The dishes look very attractive esp the aatukal paya :) Have a nice weekend!!

  8. Congrats on all the awards. banana flower is so nutritious, I am yet to work with it, the vegetable looks really good.

  9. This is new recipe with blossom for me...looks gud..Congrats on ur awards

  10. TQ Friends,
    Wishing u all a happy weekend..;)

  11. nice recipe of banana blossom.. even i find cleaning it difficult.. i'll try your easy way :)
    Congrats on both the Awards! :)

  12. Congrats, this dish is new to me, but it look really nice!

  13. Hy Uma,
    Nice to see you here...Thanx darling.

  14. Dear Sonia, thanx for coming here n liking the recipe...
    A wonderful weekend wishes for all my loving friends...see you soon.

  15. Its been a while since I had anything made with Vazhai. I love it but I dont like the cleaning up of the flower. Must get my amma to make me some when I visit her.The kootu looks yum.

  16. Jay,

    Congrats on your awards, nice vazhai poo kuttu.

  17. Vazhaipoo Kootu my favourite one, with spicy potato fry, i can say that this kootu is one of my comforting food, congrats on ur awards Jay..

  18. This is so yummy and healthy dear, thanks for sharing....

  19. Its been long time since I has this...Thanks for your recipe and congratulations on your awards.

  20. Next time my bananas blossom I will have to grabs some. This looks so good with all those great ingredients. I want some now!

    Your beautiful awards are well deserved, congrats!

  21. your pictures are awesome.....and I will come here again to see if you have posted any dis from banana I see it selling here, but dont know how to cook.

  22. hai jaya...Vazhai poo kootu is super and delisious...

  23. hi!, ooooooh new way to cook banana blossum, congrats on your lovely awards,

  24. Thanx a lot...plz come again...;)

  25. Hy Renu,
    Banana stem recipe am planning to post soon..i'll update you ...And thanx for visiting here, n for your sweet comments..

  26. Hello Dear,
    How r u doing?
    Wow very interesting recipe:)

  27. congrats for ur awards, aftr a loooooong time veg dish, so thakkudu is very happy...;)

  28. Babana blossom makes me feel nostalgic, superb dish with rice and rasam!!

  29. Congrats on all ur awards Jay :)

  30. Jay..

    Curry looks absolutely yummy..

    Kairali sisters

  31. Banana Flower kootu looks delicious.. Thanks for dropping by dear.. First time here :)


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