Vazhaipoo Poriyal Recipe - Banana Flower Stir fry

Vazhaipoo Poriyal Recipe
Vazhaipoo poriyal is in our menu often as I love this recipe with moong dal. The toughest job is to clean it , but with the health benefits and ofcourse the taste I would never skip to buy this. I love it in any form either vazhaipoo vadai or poriyal.
Vazhaipoo Poriyal Recipe

Vazhaipoo Poriyal Recipe

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Vazhaipoo/banana flower - 1
Moong Dhal (Passi paruppu) - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Jeera - 1.5 tsp
Coconut grated - 3 tbsp
Garlic - 4 to 5 pearls chopped finely
Big Onion - 1 small sized chopped
Salt - as needed
Oil - 1 tsp

To temper:

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Green Chillies - 1 slitted


  1. Clean vazhaipoo as mentioned in the link above and soak in buttermilk until use, Keep aside. Then dry roast jeera for few mins until aroma comes then grind it to a semi fine powder.
    How to make vazhaipoo poriyal - Step1
  2. In a pan, heat oil - add mustard seeds, urad dhal let it splutter. Then add curry leaves, green chillies, onion and garlic, moong dhal and saute until onions turn slightly browned.
    How to make vazhaipoo poriyal - Step2
  3. Drain buttermilk / water then add vazhaipoo, turmeric powder and saute for a minute. Then add water till immersing level and allow it to boil and cook till the veggie turns soft. Saute for few mins until the moisture evaporates and the curry becomes dry and roasted. It may take 5 -7 mins then add grated coconut, roasted jeera powder and stir well for 2-3mins. Switch off.
    How to make vazhaipoo poriyal - Step3
Serve hot with rice and sambar or any variety rice of your choice.
Vazhaipoo Poriyal Recipe

My Notes:

Vazhaipoo Poriyal Recipe

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