Friday, November 15, 2013

Kelphoolachi Bhaaji(2) - Banana Blossom Stir Fry


 
Kelphool and Kala Vatana make a classic combination in Malvani cuisine. I have already posted the first version. Today, I am sharing a slightly different version. Hope you all like it.
 
Kelphoolachi Bhaaji(2)
Banana Blossoms Stir Fry
Ingredients
1 can banana blossom (20oz), soak, rinsed, chopped
1/3 cup boiled kale vatane sprouts
salt to taste
1 tsp jaggery or to taste
 
Grind to a coarse paste
1/2 cup fresh coconut
3 green chilies
1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, roasted
4-5 black peppercorn, roasted
 
Tempering
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 cup minced onion
3-4 garlic cloves, smashed, leaving each clove whole
 
Method
1. Soak banana blossom in water for about an hour to remove any "can" taste. Rinse and drain. Chop finely and set aside.
 
 
2. Grind coconut coarsely with roasted spices. Make sure that the spices are ground finely but coconut remains little coarse.
3. Heat oil in a kadhai. Add garlic cloves and onion. Add turmeric powder. Saute for few minutes till onion is soft.
4. Add chopped banana blossoms, ground coconut paste. Sprinkle some water if needed.
5. Cover and let it cook for 10-12 minutes.
6. Add salt and jaggery.
 
Note -
1. Since I am using canned banana blossom, it doesn't take too long to cook.
 
 
Banana Blossom

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