ValaiPoo (Plantain flower) Poriyal

After long time managed to find Valaipoo  was contemplating whether to use it for vada or new reciepe I saw or was thinking about (soup) or poriyal by looking at size of the flower I thought we can try both Soup and Poriyal by the time finish cutting realized only Poriyal can be done. So here you go



Ingredients:
·         Plantain flower / Valai Poo- 1 (cleaned and chopped)   --- For how to clean you can refer to http://www.ganeshvilla.com/bananas/banana_flower_salad.htm
Tips: you can apply oil in your hand to prevent from turning black

·         onion - 1 (Chopped finely)
·         Red chillies- 2
·         mustard seeds- 1/4 teaspoon
·         urad dhal- 1/4 teaspoon
·         curry leaves - 1 brig
·         3/4th Cooked Thuar Dhal -  ¼ Cup
·         salt - 1/4 teaspoon
·         cooking oil- 1 teaspoon

Method:

  • Heat a Pan. Add oil when oil is heated add mustard seeds
  • After the mustard seed pops, add Urad Dhal, Red Chillies and Curry Leaves
  • Add Onion and Fry for 2-3 mins
  • Add the Chopped Valai Poo
  • Stir fry everything. Add Salt and 1/4 cup water and cover the pan with a lid
  • After 10 mins the valai poo will get cooked
  • Add cooked Thuar Dhal. Mix well and serve hot as side dish to any rice





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