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Vazhaipoo Poriyal (Banana Flower Stir Fry)

 Published 2014-Jan-20   Updated 2018-Nov-20

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Vazhaipoo Thoran)

Vazhaipoo is an excellent source of fiber. It is said to be effective in treating excessive bleeding during menstruation.

Recipe For Vazhaipoo Poriyal


  • Banana flower - 1 (cleaned and chopped)
  • Onion - 1
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste

For Seasoning

  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 3/4 tsp
  • Dry Red chillies - 2
  • Asafoetida (Hing) - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a sprig

Click to see detailed steps on How to clean Banana Flower?


  1. Clean and chop the banana flower as per the instructions given.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai and fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Add the chopped onions and asafoetida. Saute for few minutes.
  4. Add the chopped banana flower, turmeric powder and salt. Add little water, cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. After the flower is cooked, open the lid and add the grated coconut.
  6. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes till all the moisture dries out. Switch off and serve this tasty Vazhaipoo Poriyal as a side dish for rice and some curry. You can also use it as a stuffing to make sandwiches or parathas.

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