My MIL had brought 3 vazhaipoo's from her native. I had done both the vadai and curry and I still had one more to go. I searched in the internet for vazhaipoo kootu recipe but I couldnt find one. I then asked my grandmother and she gave me this wonderful recipe. The result was delicious. Here we go with the recipe:
Vazhaipoo or Banana Flower - 1 (cut)
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves & Coriander Leaves - for garnish
Red Chili - 1
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
For the seasoning
Red Chilli - 3
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Bengal Gram Dal - 1 tbsp
Coriander Seeds (Dhania) - 1 tbsp
Roast the seasoning ingredients with little bit of oil till it becomes light brown and make a fine paste.
Boil dal and banana flower separately. In a pan heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When it starts to sputter, add red chilli. Add the cooked banana flower and stir it once. Add dal. Add turmeric powder and salt. As soon as it starts boiling add the seasoning paste. Allow it to boil for 1 minute. For garnishing add curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Vazhaipoo (Banana Flower) Kootu is ready and Yummy!!!