Chettinad Valai poo Poriyal / Chettinad Banana Flower Stir Fry is a flavoural stir fry Recipe.
Open each petal of the banana flower and remove the edible flowers from them.
In the flowers there is a centre string like portion and an outer thick portion. These two portions do not gets cooked. Remove both of them from each flower and chop them into smaller pieces.
Take all the ingredients mentioned under to roast and grind and dry roast them. Allow them to cool down. Blend them into a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a wok add in mustard and allow them to splutter. Add in onion and saute until glossy. Add in curry leaves and dry red chilli. Saute for a few minutes. Add in the chopped banana flowers and saute for few minutes.
Add in the blended paste. Cook until the masalas blend well. Switch off the flame.
Banana flower stir fry can be served with steamed rice and any veg gravy.