Monday, January 31, 2011

Vazhapoo parupu usli /Raw Plaintain flower parupu usli

Vazhapoo - 2 medium size
Chana dal - 1/2 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Hing - a pinch
Dry red chilly - 8-10
Salt as required

For seasoning:
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch

Take the Vazhapoo (plaintain flower stem) and remove from each flap the flower and remove the single small stalk from inside.
After that cut the flowers into small pieces and put them in a vessel of water with a drop of buttermilk in it so that they don't turn black.
Take a kadai and season with urad dal, mustard seeds and hing and then add the cut Vazhapoo pieces put salt and mix and cook with a lid covered.
Alternatively, you can also put the cut pieces in a microwave bowl and cook in the oven for about 8 minutes.
In the meanwhile soak the dals in water for 1/2 an hour and then drain the water and grind with red chillies and hing into a smooth paste.
Now you can either take a kadai and add oil and put the paste and stir till it becomes semi solid or you take a microwave bowl put the paste in it and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Now you nicely stir fry the dal paste with some oil and when it gets separated, add the cooked Vazhapoo pieces and mix nicely and stir for another 5 minutes.
Now the Vazhapoo parupu usli is ready to be had with mor kuzhambu rice which is the usual combination.


  1. Fansatic to have it with some rasam sadham!

  2. Delicious I like banana flower and this parippu usli is super healthy one

  3. Totally awesome..loved the recipe :)

    US Masala

  4. Favourite of mine and such a healthy one

  5. Thank u for dropping kitcheen queen!! U have a wonderful space too with authentic recipes..I have bookmarked ur page..;)

  6. Love any kind of usili.. This one in particular is new to me and interesting..

  7. love this a lot.....
    looks healthy and delicious :)

  8. First time in your blog. very healthy recipe. you have a nice blog and thanks for your nice words in my blog.

  9. Sounds very interesting and healthy dish too:)

  10. Never made this...but heard abt it a lot...
    Very easy and intersting..:)

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  11. I've not prepared anything with banana flower yet .. will try this one ..

  12. I am a huge fan of paruppu usli. Good one.

  13. HI
    Thanks for checking my post on Dill leaves Vada.
    You can see those leaves under the plate in the photo.
    click here for more details about dill leaves,
    In Hindi they say Sua, or sova.
    Its very strong in flavor and almost same of fennel seeds.
    I think you have used it before also
    Keep visiting.

  14. Haven't been around for a long time now and am happy to connect back reading one of my favourite vegetables cooked wholesome! I am sure it will work as a whole meal as far as it goes for me rather a side dish!