Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal | How to make Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal

By Rathy V  |  21st Mar 2016  |  
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About Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal Recipe

Vazhaipoo/ Banana flower is very healthy and especially for women. It has high iron content and fiber. This recipe reference has been taken from Aval Vikatan Magazine. It is also there on my blog.

Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Rathy V. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal recipe by Rathy V. Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal.

Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal

Ingredients to make Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal

  • Vazhaipoo/banana flower- 1
  • urad dal/Uluntham parupu- 2 teaspoon
  • Toor dal/ Thuvaram Parupu- 2 teaspoon
  • peppercorns- 4
  • red chilli- 4
  • asafoetida- 2 pinches
  • tamarind- 1 tiny ball
  • jaggery- 1 tiny piece
  • oil- 1 teaspoon
  • salt as needed
  • buttermilk- to soak the florets

How to make Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal

  1. Smear your hands with the sesame oil before you start peeling the vazhaipoo/banana flower. ( This will prevent your hands being stained.)
  2. Peel the banana flower and discard the unwanted parts from each floret. Soak all the florets in the buttermilk before you start to cook.
  3. Pressure cook the florets for 2 whistles with little water and set aside.
  4. In a pan, heat the oil, and saute the dals, pepper,chilli and asafoetida till the dals emit a nutty aroma and turn slightly brown. Take care not to burn them. Set aside to cool.
  5. In mixer jar, take the vazhaipoo, then saute the items from the previous step, jaggery, tamarind and salt and grind to smooth paste with little water (say 1 tbsp).
  6. Thogayal is ready to eat!

My Tip:

The preparation time includes cleaning time of the flower as well. You can have this idli/dosa/ side to rice with any gravy. Very apt for women during menstrual days.

Reviews for Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower Thogayal (2)

Sruthi k2 years ago


Shalini Dubey3 years ago

healthy and nice recipe to try