Banana flower is part of many Indian cuisines and is used to make a variety of dishes. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar’s mother Rekha recently shared a recipe for making a snack with a banana flower — banana flower vadi.
Banana flower has many health benefits. “Banana flower consumption is recommended for period health/hormonal health,” Rekha wrote on Instagram. Again, it has anti-diabetic and anti-ageing properties. It has a low glycemic index and a high content of dietary fibre and antioxidants, and help reduce cholesterol levels and protects the body from obesity, studies have shown.
Check out the recipe:
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2 cups – Besan (chickpea flour)
½ cup – Rice flour
2 tbsp- Ginger garlic paste
3-4 – Green chillies (as per taste)
1 tsp – Coriander and cumin powder
Salt as per taste
2 tbsp – Hot oil
Oil for shallow / deep frying
1- Onion (optional)
*Clean and cut the banana flower for the vegetable of the flower.
*Mix besan, rice flour, ginger garlic paste, green chillies, coriander and cumin powder, onion (if needed), and salt and add water to prepare a mixture of the consistency of idli batter.
*Take a plate, grease with oil, pour the mixture in it and cook in pressure cooker/steamer.
* Allow it to cool down once cooked.
*Cut into rectangular pieces.
* Shallow fry or deep fry the vadis.
*Garnish with fresh coconut.
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