Vazhaipoo Kootu (Banana Blossom Curry) | Vazhaipoo Recipes

Vazhaipoo Kootu A yummy healthy curry!

Usually, with vazhaipoo, I make vada and poriyal. Other than that, I have not come across like this kootu. I had 2-3 vazhaipoo kootu at home. I made vada once and the other time, I made poriyal. I wanted to try out something that I have not tried before. That is when I came across Gita’sKitchen Vazhaipoo Kootu.
I tried it out, and it came out very well. My family liked it so much, and I shared it with our neighbors also. They also enjoyed eating this kootu. Definitely worth giving it a try! Not to forget, thanks Gitaskitchen for this healthy and yummy kootu.

Preparation Time. 20 minutes
Cook Time. 20 minutes
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Recipe Category. Lunch
Serves. 3



Banana blossoms (vazhaipoo) – 1 no.
Moong dal (pasiparuppu) – 1 cup
Chopped onion – 1 no.
Chopped tomatoes – 2 nos.
Slitted green chillies – 2 nos.
Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder (dhaniya thool) – 2 teaspoons
Asafoetida (perungayam)- a pinch
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 4 to 5
Chopped cilantro – 1 tablespoon
Salt – as desired
Oil – as desired

To Season

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds (seeragam)- 1 teaspoon

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1. Chop the blossoms finely and soak them in diluted solution of buttermilk. In a pressure cooker, heat oil. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds. When mustard seeds pop out, add cumin seeds and fry for a few seconds. Add the chopped onions, and fry till the onions become transparent.

2. Then add the chopped tomatoes, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves and keep frying until everything is well blended.

3. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and asafoetida. Stir well. Then, add washed moong dal, chopped banana blossoms, and salt. Stir once.

4. Add 2 cups of water, and mix everything well. Cook for up to 3 whistles. Once the pressure is released, add chopped cilantro and let it simmer for 5 more minutes before serving.

Now, Vazhaipoo Kootu is ready!!!

Serve: With Rice, Chapathis, Idlis, or Dosas.


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