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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Banana Flower Tambli / Baale Hu Tambli


1 small Banana Flower / Poombe / Kundige / Bale Hu

1 Green Chilly

1/2 cup of grated Coconut

2-3 cups of Buttermilk

Salt to taste

1-2 florets of Garlic

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

3-4 Curry leaves

1 tsp Oil


Take inner part of banana flower as shown in the picture below. Put it in a microwave for about 3-4 mins. Remove outermost cover. (You can also use wood charcoal to cook entire banana flower and then remove all outer burnt part or you can chop this banana flower into small pieces and cook it in a pressure cooker.)

Make them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Grind this cooked banana flower, grated coconut, green chilly into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut, use hot water while grinding.) Add this ground coconut to a vessel. Add butter milk, salt and mix well. (If it is yogurt/curd, put it in a mixer for few seconds before adding it to tambli.)

Remove outer cover of garlic and mash it. Put mashed garlic, 2 tsp oil in a pan. Once it turns golden in color, add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to tambli. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.


Unknown said...

Is it possible to put it on stove top instead of microwave or charcoal?

Krishnaveni said...


Yes, you can use gas flame or pressure cooker to cook the banana flower.

Vishku said...

you mean to char the flower and take the skin out and use the inside buds?

Krishnaveni Nalka said...

Inner part of the whole banana flower, the one which is in white color and tender one as shown in the picture.