Vazhaipoo moong dal stir fry / Banana blossom curry.

by - February 07, 2011

Vazhaipoo moong dal stir fry   / Banana blossom curry.


Banana Blossom / Vazhaipoo - 1 ( cleaned & chopped, Please refere this link for Cleaning procedure. )
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 ~2 tbsp depend upon taste.
Coconut flakes -1/4 cup
Water - As required
Salt to taste

For Seasoning :

Oil - 1tbsp or required
Mustard seed - 1/2 tsp
Jeera / Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - As required
Ginger - 1/2 " ( minced)
Green chili - 3 or to taste (minced)
Red chili - 2 or to taste


  • Prepare Banana blossom as given in this link and keep it ready.
  • Half cook moong dal in a open pan with required water. ( Do not pressure cook, moong dal will become mushy)
  • Heat Oil in a Kadai & add mustard seeds, let it splutter and then add seasoning ingredients as listed. Fry it for a minute.
  • Add prepared banana blossom to it and saute it  for a minute then add turmeric powder and drizzle some water. Cover the lid & cook it for 10 minutes in low flame or until it soft. stir in between.
  • Then add half cooked moong dal & grated coconut & stir for a minute.
  • Adjust salt to taste & add lemon juice & mix well then turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with cilantro & serve hot with white rice with any gravy...

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  2. Perfect for lunch side meal..U mking me wanting this Saras ..

  3. You made it so simple and yummy. Thank you.

  4. I miss texas(Irving) pa......i cant get this Vazhaipoo Anyway thanks .......atleast i can see this beautiful and healthy Vazhaipoo fry

  5. We don't get it here!! :(Sure loooks yumm..
    Same like moms recipe..

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