a) Grease your hand with some oil before you start to clean the banana flower to avoid staining your fingers and sticking to your hand.
b) Choose a fresh banana flower.
c) Remove the red petal and discard under the petal you will find row of flowers save them.Repeat this process till the flower becomes small.
d) Now take each flower from the bunch,remove the white cover and the stamen from the flower we will not be using this in our cooking ( see picture).
e) Put it in a bowl of water or buttermilk to prevent from changing colour.
f) Chop the flowers finely and cook.Cook the flowers while they are fresh.
Try out these recipes using Banana Flower
a) Vazhaipoo Kootu/Banana Flower Kootu
b) Vazhai Poo Kola Urundai / Banana Flower Kebabs
c) Vazhai Poo moongh Dal Pulao
d) Oats Vazhai Poo Usili
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