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Feb 16, 2011

Vaalaipoo poriyal/வாழைப்பூ பொரியல்


  1. Vaalaipoo(வாழைப்பூ)/Banana flower   1full 
  2. Onion  1no. (finely chopped)
  3. Green chillies    4-5 no.s (chopped)
  4. Toor dal   3-4 tbsp ( 3/4th cooked)
  5. Curry leaves   1twig
  6. mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  7. chana dal  1tbsp
  8. turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
  9. salt as needed.
  10. Oil  1tbsp
  • Remove the  pink dotted 2 parts in the picture,from all the flowers and chop nicely then soak it in buttermilk until start cooking.
  • Heat oil in an available vessel, and add mustard seeds allow to pop and add channa dal fry till golden brown.
  • Then add chopped onions,green chillies and curry leaves..sprinkle some salt.
  • Fry the onions lightly and add chopped banana flowers(வாழைப்பூ)
  • Add turmeric powder and enough salt ,mix well.
  • Pour 1/4 cup water ,close the lid and cook till the flowers become soft and cooked.
  • At last add the cooked toor dal and give it a stir.
  • Now the vaalaipoo poriyal is ready.
  • Try this poriyal,really healthy and tasty..goes well with sambar rice,rasam sadham, curd rice and any variety rice.

Note: Soaking the chopped flowers in buttermilk will helps to reduce bitterness of the flower and retain the original color.If u want u can also add 2tbsp of shredded coconut at the end to enhance the taste. Cook toor dal with 1cup water with little turmeric,no need to cook softly 3/4th cooking is enough .you can also replace toor dal with moongdal or channa dal.


  1. This is the first time am using this veg and it has come superb i wish all the viewers shd try it. congrats sangeetha for making this blog highlighted with healthy n tasty food.

  2. Thank u so much anitha...try my other recipes also ...plz feel to ask any doubts and share ur comments and suggestions..Take care


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