Banana blossom / vazhai Poo usili is a mix of lentils and its a traditional TAMBRAHM dish. Without Usili no festive meal is complete.

What you need:
Banana blossom / vazhai poo – Full flower, cleaned and cooked with 1/2 tsp salt
Thoor dhal – 1/2 cup
Channa dhal – 1/2 cup 
Red chilli – 6 to 8 nos
Turmeric powder – Β½ tsp
Asafetida powder – ΒΌ tsp
Salt as reqd
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Oil – 1 tbsp

How to make:
Soak thoor dhal, channa dhal and red chillies for couple of hours drain water add turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and grind to smooth paste without adding any water.

Cook in pressure cooker on a oil rubbed plate for 5 – 7 whistles. Once cooled down cut into pieces and just grind in a mixer for a sec.

Take a pan heat oil add mustard seeds once it cracks add urad dhal fry well add curry leaves and add usili mix well and roast for couple of mins.

Add vazhai poo mix well add salt if reqd mix well in medium heat and now serve Vazhai poo usili with steamed rice.


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