The Main Ingredient Of The Dish – Banana Flower

1. Vazhaipoo Vadai: This savory South Indian delicacy consists of a batter made from lentils and rice, flavoured with garlic, ginger and spices, and studded with chopped banana flower. It is traditionally served with chutney and/or sambar.

2. Dosa with Vazhaipoo: This delicious South Indian crepe is made from a batter of lentils, rice and spices, topped with chopped banana flower and fried in oil on a hot griddle. It’s usually served with chutney and/or sambar.

3. Banana Flower Curry: This comforting vegan dish is made with banana flower, onion and tomatoes simmered in a spicy coconut-based gravy. It is usually served with plain rice or chapati.

4. Vazhaipoo Thogayal: This easy South Indian accompaniment dish to serve with rice consists of banana flower cooked in a spicy and tangy tamarind-based paste.

5. Vazhaipoo Thalagam: This popular South Indian soup is made with a coconut-cumin base, and has chopped banana flower as its star ingredient. It’s usually served as an appetizer or side dish.