I have discussed plantain flower, traditionally, how to chop, how to use etc., in my earlier blog post, which included my mom’s best chutney recipe. We all know the banana flower is rich in fibre, antioxidants, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamins, and other minerals. It is used mainly to treat constipation and anaemia in villages of our native in and around Mangalore and is part of our day to day cooking.
I Tried the recipe long ago, liked and finalised it with the recipe for my millet calendar project, which was published in 2019 and filing the recipe under Diabetic friendly recipe in my blog.
Proso millet – 1 cup
Dosa Rice – 1 cup
Urad dal -1/4 cup
Chana dal – ¼ cup
Methi – 1 tsp
Poha – ½ cup
Jaggery – 1 tsp
Tamarind – 1tsp
Red chillies – 4
Coconut – ½ cup
Plantain flower – 1
-Wash, soak millet, rice, chana and urad dal, methi and poha for 3 hrs.
-Take one bowl of water with added one serving spoon of buttermilk.
-Chop whole plantain flower, soak in buttermilk water, drain. You can check the process here as well.
– cook the drained banana flower by adding tamarind water, salt, red chillies, jaggery.
-Cool the cooked mixture, grind with soaked items by adding coconut into a smooth paste.
-Ferment and make dosas like any regular dosas and serve with chutney.
NOTE: It can be made as a vegan, instead of buttermilk, use tamarind water and instead of ghee, you can use any vegetable oil.