Plantain flower poriyal and vada are commonly prepared but not many make kootu with vazhaipoo. Plantain flower kootu is very tasty and delicious. Vazhaipoo kootu is a yummy and healthy kootu that goes well with rice and phulka.
Remove the style and the small white cover from the flower. Cut banana flower finely. Keep it in diluted buttermilk to prevent discoloration. Remove from buttermilk, rinse and pressure cook for 3 whistles adding turmeric powder, little water and salt needed.
cook tur dal for 3 whistles or until soft. Mash it well
Dry fry the raw rice, red chili, coconut, bengal gram and coriander seed
make a fine paste by adding water
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing and curry leaves.
Then add the cooked banana flower and the tamarind extract. Boil well until the raw flavor of the tamarind goes.
Then add the cooked tur dal, ground paste and boil for a few more minutes on medium flame.
add 2 glass of water and allow the masala get cooked well and it becomes thick consistency