16 September 2016

Banana Flower Kootu

Banana flower has a lot of nutrients and health benefits. Very rich in fibre is good for diabetics, anemia and intestinal health. Help nursing mother, wards of infections, controls menstrual bleeding and reduces anxiety. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.

Banana Flower Kootu

No. of Serving : 5


Banana flower - 1

Toor dal - 1 cup

Cumin powder - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - a pinch

Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp

For tempering

Vadavam - 1 tsp

Onion - 1 medium

Preparation Method

1. Peel skin off and chop the banana flower and soak it in salted water.

2. Drain off the salt water, add toor dal and enough water and pressure cook it for 15 minutes.

3. Transfer the vessel to the stove, over low flame add homemade dal powder (link for reference), cumin powder, grated coconut and asafoetida and mix well, stir for 5 minutes.

4. In a tempering pan, heat oil and add vadavam and finely chopped onion and fry till the onions turn brown.

5. Add the tempering to the kootu.

6. Serve with steamed rice and kara kozhambu