Saturday, April 20, 2024


Plantain flower Varai 


Plantain flower 1
Onion 1 medium
Dry chillies 4
Scraped coconut 2 tablespoon


Remove older parts of the banana flower and starting from the top of the flower, gently chop into very small pieces and empty into a bowl with water.

It is bit difficult to do this but practice makes it perfect.

Add some salt into the water and beat the flower pieces with a fork to remove the bitterness.

Squeeze the flower when ready to cook. Remove as much water as you can.

In a hot frying pan, fry the diced onion and chopped dry chillies until soft.

Add the flower pieces and salt and 2 tablespoon of water, cover and cook stirring now and again.

When well cooked, add the coconut scrapping and continue to cook stirring until the mixture is dry.