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Vazhappu Murungai Keerai Kootu

Jun 25, 2020

  • Serves: 4

Vazhappu murungai keerai kootu is closely translated as banana flower and drumstick leaves stew. Its a great combination and I remember having this occasionally in my childhood.

Banana flower and Drumstick Leaves are well known for its benefits and unique taste.


  • Vazhappu ( Banana flower) -1
  • Drumstick leaves-1 bunch
  • Shallots-1/2 cup
  • Tomato-2 pcs medium size whole
  • Green chilli-5 pcs
  • Garlic-5 cloves
  • Toor dal-1/2 cup
  • Moong dal split-1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves-1 sprig
  • Gingelly oil-2 tbsp
  • Whole Dry chilli-3 pcs
  • Mustard-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Chilli powder-2 tsp
  • Asafoetida-pinch
  • Salt-to taste
  • Ghee-2 tsp


  • Wash the toor dal and moong dal together then place it in the pressure cooker along with onion, tomato, green chilli, garlic, turmeric powder and little salt
  • Meanwhile clean and prepare the banana flower
  • Wash and hand pick the drumstick leaves and place it the strainer to drain the water
  • Once the dal is boiled mash it lightly
  • Add the banana flower and cook for about 10-12 minutes
  • Add drumstick leaves, chilli powder and cook it for another 6-8 minutes
  • While the leaves are cooking, prepare for the tempering in a separate pan
  • Heat up a pan, prepare the tempering with oil, mustard seeds, dry chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Add the tempering into the mix and add some ghee on top, and serve along with the steamed rice.

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