How to clean Vazhaipoo – Banana Flower

January 22, 2018 Basics  2 comments

How to clean Vazhaipoo! This post is a “Back to Basics” post. Vazhaipoo is a power-packed vegetable. It is known for its various health benefits like regulating/reducing blood sugar levels, increase haemoglobin & of course has a lot of nutrients. I agree cleaning Vazhaipoo is a time consuming process. But trust me! It is worth the time spent for its health benefits. Just have a look at the video and see how easy it is. It is just time consuming & not difficult. So listen to some music or watch TV and do this job. It will be easy 🙂

Make sure to include Vazhaipoo in your diet at least once or twice in a month. I love to post basic recipes. It would not only be useful for beginners but also be a good reminder to make these.

Here is the video..

 

 

Now to the cleaning process.

 

How to clean Vazhaipoo My Magic Pan

 

[Preparation Time-30 mins ]

How to clean Vazhaipoo Ingredients:

  • Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower – 1
  • Oil – to grease your hands
  • Curd – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 3 cups

 

How to clean Vazhaipoo My Magic Pan

 

Method:

  • Take the Vazhaipoo and remove the outer cover. Collect the bigger florets & smaller florets separately in a plate. As u get deeper u will be able to find a white, tender/blossom part. It is good to use. U can chop it and use.

 

  • Now for the cleaning part, u will be able to see a stamen part with a head and a petal part. Remove & discard it. Repeat for all the florets. Keep the cleaned florets immersed in buttermilk to avoid discolouring.

 

 

Thats it! Vazhaipoo cleaning is done!

I made Vazhaipoo Vadai. Post coming next 🙂

 

How to clean Vazhaipoo My Magic Pan

 

Tips:

  1. Grease your hands with oil, as vazhaipoo will stain your hands.
  2. Keep the cleaned Vazhaipoo immersed in buttermilk so that it will not change colour.
  3. I cleaned the vazhaipoo the previous day, refrigerated it in buttermilk and made the vada’s the next day. It was perfectly fine.
  4. U can even chop and keep it, but immersed in buttermilk only.

 

How to clean Vazhaipoo My Magic Pan

 

– By Sundari Nathan

2 comments to How to clean Vazhaipoo – Banana Flower

  • Amina  says:

    Very useful post… Thanks for sharing 😃

  • Moumita Malla  says:

    Nice share dear..it is really a great help

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