Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vazhaipoo Usili for Blog Hop Wednesday


Phew! It's time for blog hopping again, I just can't believe how time flies.  I know almost everybody says this, how quick the time goes, even little kids at the age of 2 and 3 are saying, Oh! I'm busy, don't disturb me.  Whatever I talk to them, come back to me at some point .  Feel like so much to be done in very little time.

Anyways this week for blog hopping, I hopped over to Schmetterling Words.  I love her recipes and I was lucky to taste her food when we were in Germany.  This is a recipe which I have been waiting for a long time to try it from her blog.

Just a short explanation about this recipe,  Vazhaipoo is nothing but Banana flower.   Vazhaipoo Usili is made with banana flower and ground lentils with a blend of spices.  This can be served along with rice, rasam or dhal.  I found this recipe very delicious just like soft and crumbled lentil vadas.  Hope you enjoy making this recipe at home.

Preparation Time:  20 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
Serves :  2 to 3

Ingredients:
Vazhaipoo/ Banana Flower- 1
Toor dhal- 1/2 cup
Dried red chillies- 4
Fennel seeds-  2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Curry leaves- 5 to 10 leaves
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Onion- 1 medium sized ( finely chopped )
Oil- 1/2 tbsp
Salt- To taste

Method:
Soak the toor dhal in water for 1 hour.  Then grind it into a coarse paste along with two red chillies and 1 tsp of fennel seeds.
Start preparing the banana flower,  peel the banana flower completely until you get a white part which is found inside.  Chop the top part like a stem.  Now chop the top part which contains small florets.  Chop finely the remaining  white part, and immerse it in a thin buttermilk to avoid discolouration. 
Mix the chopped  vazhaipoo , salt and  ground toor dhal.  Steam the mixture in a steamer or idli plates for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, dried red chillies, fennel and curry leaves.  Add the chopped onions and saute until it looks soft. Add turmeric  powder and mix it well.   Finally add the steamed mixture and keep stirring continously without sticking at the bottom.  Keep stirring for about 10 minutes until the mixture looks well cooked and dry.
Serve it warm along with steamed rice, rasam or dhal.

This recipe is linked with Blog Hop Wednesday, also sending it to Kerala Kitchen Event and ABC series: Bfor Banana






66 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks so easy and delicious. Even I made Beans Usili for blog hop, will post it in the evening.

Sumee said...

Love your presentation Ayeesha.. Very nice

Reshmi ahmed said...

Mmmm yummy yummy !!

Sonia said...

Another Classic from you, this is a must try

Take care & keep in touch !!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks yummy...Lovely presentation..

Sadaf Afshan said...

You are the only one who can make simple veggies look so good.

sangee vijay said...

Yummy o yummy...loved your presentation...looks great !!

alpana said...

Never heard of Banana flower dish.......this looks delicious & the killer amazing presentation makes it more wanted. Bookmarked.

An Open Book said...

ive heard about this, but never really tried it...im thinking it would go great with rice

schmetterlingwords said...

Glad that you made it and liked it dear. Very good presentation. Nice lighting makes it look very rich. Just lovely!!

If you were in Germany, I know what you would have tried!! ;)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious preparation looks wonderful lovely combination

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Luks so good.Thanks for sharing Healthy Vazhai poo usili.Usili.Luv it.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lovely looking paruppu usili.. have one on my drafts too... so good..
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Uma said...

Yummyy. Good alternate to have vazhaipoo.

Cheers,
Uma
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Suja said...

Yummy usili,healthy one..beautiful presentation Ayeesha

Amy said...

looks great!!

Dzoli said...

I do not think we can getall ingredients here.It looks very yummy:)

Sravs said...

Delicious !! excellent presentation !!

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Priya Sreeram said...

I loveeeeeee usili- this looks so good and nice presentation

vaishali sabnani said...

absolutely new to me...looks grt!

Catherine said...

I really do like lentils and this dish looks very appetizing. It is to me, a very exotic and delicious sounding lentil recipe. Blessings, Catherine

Rekha shoban said...

i tried usili only with beans...this is really new n healthy!nice click!

veena krishnakumar said...

Looks very Inviting Ayeesha and wat a pic!!!!!!!!!!!great presentation

Priya (elaichii) said...

it has been many many years since ate vazhaipoo! very inviting dish!

Now Serving said...

super duper yum! Love all the clicks :)

Amina Khaleel said...

Fantastic presentation... looks delicious...

Deeksha said...

looks very inviting. tempting clicks.

Indu said...

Banana flower! Gives the dish an exotic touch! :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

cleaning vazhaipoo is the tough one.. but i love this usli .. so much .. u hv made it so so good n yumm ..

Kalyani said...

two of my fav - vazhaipoo and usili come together in this yummy combo !! love the pix too !


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Kalyani's Platter said...

yummy and lovely clicks ..........

Mélange said...

This is one of my fav recipe.Truly amazing and tasty.The way you have presented,I am drooling dear.

Rinku Naveen said...

Wow! This looks so yumm. Wonderful presentation Ayeesha!!!!!

Vardhini said...

Wow .. love your presentation and the usili looks yum.

Vardhini
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Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav veggie, healthy and yummy

khushi said...

so easy yet so classy....looks absolutely delicious...hey why dnt u send it to the event
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looking forward for ur participation

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious usili,luks yum...

Radhika said...

Beautiful presentation. I love it very much. It happens to be one my Grandma's Signature dish.

Priya said...

Wat a delicious and healthy usili..love it very much..beautifully presented..

That Girl said...

Another beautiful blog hop success!

Ramya said...

thanks for sending this to my event..the dish is very new to me and looks lovely and delicious

Prabhamani said...

Hmm...really looking yummy!!Nice pics :)

Anisha said...

Wow... beautiful pictures... Love your presentation skills.

Ali said...

This dish looks stunningly delicious. I've never tried the dish before but looks so inspiring. We'll definitely try this. Lovely pic.

Rajani said...

Lovely clicks.

Neha said...

Lovely recipe and wonderful presentation....

Kurryleaves said...

awesome clicks as always.....looks really tasty

Ali said...

Sounds like a very delicious food. I haven't tried banana flower before so this is all new to me nonetheless very inspiring. I'll get back you you when I'll try cooking it this weekend. Love the photos.

divya said...

This looks yummy...Lovely presentation..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Such a treat to eyes to see your photography, nice post!

anthony stemke said...

Very beautiful presentation, nice photos.
Thank You.

Prathima Rao said...

Wow...Looks too good & fantastic presentation!!
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Ruchik Randhap said...

Hi Ayeesha! Love your blog & all your recipes, Im having a hard time finalising which one to prepare for next week's blog hop as I have shortlisted way too many! Maybe I'll try all of them one by one :-). You have such a huge variety of recipes especially non vegetarian which is truly delightful! Keep up the great work!! Im so happy to be connected with you :) Take care!

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear...Dish looks tempting..

Emily Malloy said...

Oh my gosh that looks delicious!

Catherine said...

I cannot believe how fast this week came and went either! There are just not enough hours in the day! I hope you and your family have a very beautiful weekend~

This is such a wonderful dish filled with very unique flavors. The banana flower and lentils sounds like a delicious combo. I love lentils so I know I would also love this very much!

Blessings, Catherine

zareena.b said...

Mind blowing pics and amazing colour combination.

Deliah's Deli said...

it is lovely. i think it would go well with bariyani too :) fantastic! :)

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Looks delicious swts.
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Sweet Artichoke said...

Beautiful presentation for a dish that looks delicious!

Eftychia said...

What an interesting recipe is this! The presentation looks great!

Suhaina said...

I always love to have it when my mom cooks..i have never tried it by my self.. very healthy.

Now Serving said...

Looks Amazing - Love Aysha's blog too :)
Cheers, Priya
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Amy said...

Wow, this looks so interesting and very pretty!

Divya Yadava said...

Look gorgeous! Very interesting recipe.

the Junkie book said...

yes i repeat, how time flies: i never realised it's been two weeks since you posted this!

you been missing for diwali...

thanks for this inspirational healthy dish!

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