Monday, March 19, 2012
How to clean Vazhaipoo / plantain / banana flower?
Take 2 cups butter milk and dilute a little in a bowl.
Coat oil (sesame oil) in your hand as it is easy to remove the stamen (thick stem in the center of each flower with a bulb at the top).
Remove the outer red petal from vazhaipoo , and remove the bunch of flowers between them.
Remove the stamen from all the flowers.
Finely chop the flowers and soak them in buttermilk.
As you keep on removing outer red petal you will finally reach a stage where the flowers will be small, in this stage you need not remove the stamen, you can chop as it is as it will be very tender.
Keep them in diluted butter milk till you use them.