Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal – Banana Flower Chutney

June 19, 2018 Chutney RecipesVazhaipoo Recipes  No comments

Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal is an easy and healthy chutney variety. This goes well with rice and with dosa too. Vazhaipoo has loads of health benefits. Cleaning it is the only hard part but it is worth the efforts. But once that is done its very easy to make this chutney. Click HERE to see how to clean Vazhaipoo (procedure with video for easy reference). Do check my Vazhaipoo Adai and Vazhaipoo Vadai recipes.

Now to the recipe..


Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time- 30 mins : Cooking Time- 15mins]

Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal Ingredients:

  • Vazhaipoo / Banana Flower – 2 cups (cleaned and chopped)
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp (grated)
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Red chillies – 3 to 4
  • Chana dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Tamarind paste – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as needed

To temper:

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Asafoetida – a pinch


Vazhaipoo Thogayal My Magic Pan



  • Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil. Roast red chillies until golden brown. Keep it aside. In the same pan roast chana dal and urad dal until golden brown. Keep it aside. Now saute the cleaned and chopped vazhaipoo along with required salt. Sprinkle some water and cook covered until soft.


  • Once cooked add grated coconut and saute for a minute. Let it cool. Take it in a mixer along with roasted red chillies and tamarind paste. Grind it into a semi-coarse paste.


  • Finally add the roasted chana dal & urad dal. Just pulse it for 1 or 2 times. Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard, curry leaves & asafoetida. Transfer the chutney to it and saute for a couple of minutes. Switch off the flame.



Thats it! Healthy Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal ready!

Serve with rice or dosa!


Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal My Magic Pan



  1. U can skip the grated coconut if u prefer.
  2. Keep the chopped banana flower immersed in buttermilk, else it will turn black.
  3. U can alternatively steam cook the vazhaipoo or boil it with water too. I just preferred this method. Did not want to stain my steamer 
  4. This chutney tastes best with hot rice along with sesame oil. Yumm!


– By Sundari Nathan

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