Banana flower is known as annans heart.This is used as a vegetable..It is large which grows from the end of the bunch of bananas. It has outstanding medical properties.It is also known as banana blossom. It is packed with essential minerals such as phosphorus,calcium,potassium,copper, magnesium and iron.It is a rich source of Vitamins like A,C,E and also fiber and iron.It is packed with dietary fibre.
It has got antioxidant properties.It is good for diabetic patients.
It can be added to salads,stir friesand herbal tea.
Banana flower …..1
Green gram dhal…..1 cup
Mustard seeds…..1 tsp
Shallots….few or big onion 1 chopped
Salt as needed
Cumin seeds…1/2 tsp
Garlic.. 3 to 4 cloves
Boil green gram.It should not be mushy. Keep aside.
Just pulse coconut scrapings,g.chillies, garlic clovesand cumin seeds.
In a kadai add oil. I have used coconut oil.
Add mustard seeds when it splutters add curry leaves and chopped onion.
Fry and then add chopped banana flower add little salt.Dont add water.Fry for few minutes.
Now add grinded masala and turmeric and mix well.keep in centre and cover with a lid in a medium flame.
When it is almost cooked add boiled green gram and mix well.Again cook for3 mts in low flame.
It shd be dry.
Serve with rice as a side dish.