Vazhaipoo kootu |Banana flower curry

Vazhaipoo kootu is prepared with chopped banana flower, grinded coconut paste , moong dal & spices.Vazhaipoo or banana flower is rich in fiber and very healthy to include in your diet especially for the women.As we are including coconut & dal it decreases the bitterness and enhances the taste too. Puli kulambu and vazhaipoo kootu is the best combination which i love to the core 😀

Vazhaipoo kootu

Cook Time : 20 Mins  Serves : 3


  • Vazhaipoo – 1
  • Moong dal-1/4 cup
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Salt – as required
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal -1 tsp
  • Garlic- 3 cloves chooped

To Grind:

  • Green chilli – 4
  • Jeera/cumin- 2 tsp
  • Shredded coconut- 1/4 cup

Vazhaipoo kootu Recipe:


  • Grind jeera,green chilli,coconut into fine paste by adding little water.


  • Heat a pan with oil and once hot add mustard seeds,urad,channa dal
  • Once mustard seeds splutter add onion ,garlic and salt and saute till onion becomes translucent
  • Add turmeric and tomato and let it cook till it is smushy .

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  • Add vazhaipoo /banana flower , little water to it and close the lid for 5 mins.

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  • Add Cooked moong dal and grinded paste to it and cook for 15 mins by closing the lid.

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Serving Suggestions:

Serve vazhaipoo kootu as side dish for any puli kulambu recipes as sundakkai vatha kuzhambu , Ennaikathrikai kulambu, Fish tamarind curry which would be perfect combo.

Vazhaipoo kootu

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