Banana Flower Recipe / Bale Hoo Saaru
Banana Flower / Bale Hoo
Masala For Rasam
Turmeric / Haldi
Cumin Seeds / Jeera
Hing / Asafoetida
Take fresh banana flower. Discard few outermost petals, which are very thick and little aged ( around 3-4 layers ). refer video to clean and chop
Cut Banana flower into half . To make rasam , we don't need full flower . Just half of it is enough. You can use remaining half for something else like chutney , stir fry etc.
Finely chop banana flower from the tip and drop them in a bowl having water + buttermilk mixture .
Keep it so for 10 mins .Later discard water and the chopped banana flower is ready to use.
Add all the masalas to it one by one . Add haldi , salt , jaggery , tamarind and pepper.
Add a cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles in a cooker.Once pressure releases , allow to cool .
When banana flower has cooled well , transfer to a mixer grinder.And grind to a smooth paste.
To make rasam, in a vessel take chopped tomatoes , green chilli , a cup of water and let it cook for 4-5 mins.
Once tomatoes are soft , add pureed banana flower . Add water and adjust rasam consistency . Simmer and bring it to boil.
Boil rasam nicely . Add few Curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves .Switch off.
Prepare a tempering . Add ghee to a small pan . Once hot , add mustard , cumin seeds , garlic . Saute garlic till golden . Lastly add a pinch of hing . Pour the tempering over the rasam .
Banana flower rasam is ready to serve . Enjoy hot with hot rice topped with little ghee.
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