Arati poovu (banana flower)coconut curry

  • Banana flowers
  • Water
  • Oil-2tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies-2
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Black gram dal-1 tsp
  • Curry leaves-few (for seasoning)
  • Chopped onions-2tbsp
  • Chopped green chillies-2tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Green gram dal(moong)-2tsp(semi boiled in water)
  • Grated coconut-2tbsp
  • Limejuice-1tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Clean the banana flowers and chop into tiny pieces.
  • Boil the flowers in salt and water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in apan .
  • Add mustard seeds,red chillies,cumin seeds,whole blackgram dal.
  • Now add curry leaves and chopped onions.
  • Saute till the onions turn translucent.Add chopped green chillies,turmeric powder,semi boiled greengram dal,grated coconut .
  • Add boiled banana flowers,salt and limejuice.Mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves .
  • serve hot with plain rice.

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