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Monday, June 10, 2013

VAZHIPOO PARUPPU USILI | PARUPPU USILI RECIPE


Banana flower usili 3
Vazhipoo or banana flower is cooked in 2 forms in our place. One is this Vazhipoo paruppu usili and other one is Vazhipoo kootu(recipe coming soon). Vazhipoo paruppu usili, though like by everyone at home many times we won’t have a chance to visit the Indian market in little India and the local small Indian shops will only the basic Indian veggies. So when ever i visit the Indian market, i buy the Vazhipoos and make paruppu usili in the same way as i make Beans Paruppu usili. Recently i was told by my friend, that she will make this vazhipoo paruppu usili by adding an extra ingredient. So i am sharing the recipe of the popular South Indian Vazhipoo paruppu usili.
Before buying the vazhipoo, always choose the heavy weighted vazhipoo , which will have more flowers. Though cleaning is a little elaborate part, when you practise it it will be easy.
Vazhaipoo usili 1
INGREDIENTS: SERVES 3-4
TOOR DAL 1/4 CUP
CHANNA DAL 1/2 CUP
RED CHILLI 4-5
VAZHIPOO (CLEANED AND CHOPPED) 2 CUPS
ASAFOETIDA 2 PINCHES
OIL 2 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
CORIANDER SEEDS(DHANIYA) 2 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW
SALT TO TASTE
BUTTER MILK 2 TBLSP
Vazhaipoo usili 4
METHOD:
  • First clean the vazhipoo. Take out the bunch of flowers and take out the kallan( the black part. I took this photo from my phone as couldn’t handle the camera in one hand.
Vazhipoo cleaning Vazhipoo cleaning
  • Chop them finely and put it in vessel filled with water and little butter milk. the addition of buttermilk is to avoid the the discoloration of the vazhipoo. This can be done on the previous day night and kept in the refrigerator.
paruppu usili
  • Soak the channa dal, toor dal , dhania seeds and red chillies for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, drain the water and coarsely grind this in a mixer.
Paruppu usili Vazhipoo usili
  • Steam this in a greased idli plate or a normal vessel for 12- 15 minutes.
  • When done allow this to cool and pulse it in a mixer.
vazhipoo usili Vazhipoo usili
  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds. Drain water from vazhipoo and saute this for 5 minutes by adding salt to this.
  • The vazhipoo will get cooked easily.
  • Take it out from the pan and keep it aside.
  • Add oil in the same pan and add the steamed and pulsed dal.
  • Add little salt and turmeric powder. Saute well in a low flame for 5- 8 minutes till it gets nicely roasted.
Vazhipoo usili Usili
  • Now add the vazhipoo which we have cooked already.
  • Mix well to the dal and let it be in a low flame for 2 minutes. Add curry leaves and switch off the flame.
Paruppu usili
   Vazhaipoo usili 2            
Note:
  • If you want the texture of the paruppu usili to be very soft, add more of toor dal and less of channa dal.
  • If you prefer a roasted texture then add more of channa dal and less toor dal.
  • If steaming the paruppu in a normal vessel , do not forget to cover it properly, else water will come into it and make the usili soggy.

21 comments:

  1. Wow ! Loved ur version much !

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  2. looks nice and neat shots jey..

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  3. healthy and all time favorite recipe !~

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  4. two of my favourite ingredients coming together in this dish :) the pictures are super crisp!

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  5. healthy and delicious.

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  6. Woww.. Lovely and colorful dish.. looks awesome!!

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  7. Never had this ...looks yum and tempting and love the pics ....very sharp

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  8. nice yummy diah.. such crispy clear clicks ! And..hey, do drop by my "pick-quics (non foodie blog) if you are in for some real hearty laugh.

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  9. Vazhaipoo paruppu usili looks fabulous and quite new for me, rasam kuda supera irrukum illa.

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  10. Love this usili a lot... looks so good

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  11. Healthy recipe,nice version...

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  12. healthy and yummy usili..perfectly done...

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  13. Love this usili, very nicely done..

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  14. I am in awe of people who can clean the vazhipoo and then make usili out of it. I love to eat it but need someone to do the prep work.

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  15. Wonderful and delicious one !!

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  16. My mom prepares the same... Just love it

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  17. Such a nice recipe:) Yummy and tempting:) Loved the clicks :)
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  18. perfect usili jey! like the crumbling texture, i never get it that way though!

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  19. I liked the addition of coriander seeds, it gave nice flavor :)

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