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Today i have for you all a very tasty and interesting recipe from Banana flower “ Banana flower Chutney / Bale hoovina Chutney ” . This is age old heirloom recipe from Udupi region which I think my mom learnt from her MIL who in turn learnt from her daughters MIL .. Yes , that’s how family recipes gets passed from one hand to another . Banana flower chutney topped with ghee and hot rice , tastes just yummm . They are just perfect to add that zing to any bland food. If you are looking for a spicy addition or accompaniment to a meal then this is it. It is quiet simple to make and the best part is that you can store it in refrigerator for minimum 1 month . Those who are short of time, these chutneys are saviors!
Recently i had been to native and was super excited to see organic home grown Banana flower in my relative’s backyard . After female banana flowers get pollinated , they form bananas . After banana’s are produced , male flower still remains at the tip of the bunch which is what used in cooking .It is loaded with fibre, anti-oxidants, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamins and all other minerals.In kannada it’s known as bale moothi or poombey .
Though i get good banana flower always in Bangalore , nothing can beat organic and homegrown ones . While buying , always remember to pick that’s firm, fresh , tightly packed and bright purple in color . The cleaning part of banana blossom is little boring but the benefits that we get makes the time spent worth . We all know how fibre rich and nutritious banana flower are . So when i brought these homegrown banana flower’s ,various dishes started running in my mind to cook and share with you all lovely peoples . I have shared banana flower usili and for today it’s Banana flower chutney . It’s known as poombey chutney in Udupi region . This chutney is given everyday to a new nursing mother as it increases milk supply and helps in healing the wounds quicker . Everyday for lunch i used to relish it with hot rice topped with fresh homemade ghee .You too try this delicious , healthy , fibre rich Banana Flower chutney .. i am sure you will like it .. and yes anybody can eat it 🙂
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