Vaalai Poo Curry

Today’s recipe is the banana flower curry/ vaalai poo curry.

Vaalai Poo Curry/ Banana Flower Curry

Time taken: 30 mins

Serves 4

Vaalai Poo CurryIngredients:

  • Vaalai poo/ banana flower – 1 cup, chopped
  • Tomato – 1 large, chopped
  • Capsicum – 1, chopped
  • Onion – ½ cup, chopped
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut milk or non-fat milk – ½ cup
  • Curry powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Clean and chop up the banana flower and add a little salt to it. Keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds and chopped onion for a couple of mins.
  3. Add the chopped vaalai poo and chopped capsisum. Cover and fry for about 10 mins on low heat.
  4. Uncover the pan and add the chopped tomato, coconut milk and curry powder. Add some salt, to taste.
  5. Cook for about 5 mins until the curry has a nice gravy, before removing pan from stove.
  6. Serve with rice.

Recipe source: Raji Thillainathan.


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