Thursday, July 15, 2010

Banana Flower with Moong

 Having posted about the Banana Flower I had an overwhelming response from all of you. Sharing with you my mom's recipe though I didnt manage to acquire the exact taste. You can serve it as a side-dish for rotis, rice or parathas.

1/2 cup moong
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
1 sprig curry leaf
1/2 banana flower
1 large onion 
2 cloves garlic
1 green chilli
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Salt to taste
  • Soak the moong overnight. Next morning  add a  cup of water to Ingredients A and pressure cook till soft.
  • Chop the banana flower, onion, green chilli and garlic fine.
  • While the moong cooks, heat oil in a pan and sputter the mustard seeds.
  • Saute the onion, garlic and green chilli.
  • Add the banana flower and chilli powder. Stir well, cover and cook.
  • Add salt. When the banana flower is completely cooked add the cooked moong.
  • Add cumin powder and stir well.
  • Take off the heat and serve hot with roti, rice or parathas.
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  1. I tried cooking with banana flower once. It is an acquired taste. I am ok with it but not a big fan. And also it is quite expensive here to buy.

  2. Never had moong... what exactly is it? Beans of some type?
    It sure does look tasty!

  3. What an interesting dish! I have never tried this before but our local Malays love it very much. They usually cooking it with creamy coconut milk & turmeric & bird-eye chilies. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  4. I know that I will never find a banana flower in Vermont, but this was still an interesting post. Thanks!

  5. This dish is so interesting! I wish we had banana flowers here.

  6. I would for sure love your dish.
    Great combination of flavours ♥

  7. Very interesting combination..will try someday...

  8. I'm trying this as soon as I buy my next banana flower!!! Thanks for posting this recipe Shirl.

  9. This dish is interesting and by the way, what's moong?

  10. what a interesting dish,shirley,thanks for sharing !this is so new to me!

  11. Very intresting. I remember when I was young mom used to prepare curries with banana flowers. After moving our I haven't seen it much.



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