Banana Flower(Vazha chundu) & Rajma Kurma




Ingredients:-
Rajma (Kidney Beans) - 1 cup
Banana flower(Vazha chundu) chopped - 1 cup
Onion chopped - 1 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped- 1
Gralic and ginger chopped - 2 tsp
Grated coconut - 3 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
curry leaves
Mustard seeds
Red chillies
Oil

Method
Wash and soak Rajma overnight or for atleast 6 hours
Pressure cook it with salt for 2 whistles,drain the excess water and set aside
Heat oil in a pan and add Chopped onions and stir fry it for 5 minutes.Now add chopped tomato,ginger and garlic. Sauté it for 3-4 minutes.Remove from Fire and let it cool
Grind this mixture along with grated coconut and salt.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies.When they pop up add red chilli powder and turmeric powder .Toss for a minute.
Stir in the chopped banana flower/Vazhachundu and sauté it well for 7-8 minutes.Sprinkle a little water in between.
When it is cooked add the onion-coconut paste and combine it well with Banana flower.
Toss it for a couple of minutes or until the raw smell goes.
Stir in the cooked Rajma,add 3 tsp of water and simmer for 4-5 minutes

Serve Warm!!!!
I am sending this to JFI:Rajma event hosted by our dear friend Divya of Dil Se , for the month of October and Originally started by Indira









Cheers!!!

44 comments:

Shri said...

Really looks delicious, Sarah!I am not big on Kidney beans, but I could prbly substitute other white beans...Could I Sarah?

Sanghi said...

Yummy rajma curry!

Priyanka Navis said...

new combo to me....will give a try.looking delicious.

Anupama said...

Yet another usage of rajma... how sweet!!!! I've a ton of rajma dishes to try now

shahana said...

Looks really delicious.Hey vazhachundu evidunnu kitti.Heard there is mallu store near parsippany area!is it?

prasu said...

Nice click dear....it looks yummy dear....

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks a bunch !!!
Shahana...Malayali store spring valleyil annu ullathu...
Parsippanyil 3 indian store undu.. subzi mandi & Patel brothers...avide undu vazha chundu...

San!!! said...

Lots of rajma recipes this week,kurma looks yum.

Anncoo said...

Sounds yummy especially with coconut.

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Wow sarah, delicious and eye catching rajma kurma.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice combo never thought of this.Looks yummy

Sarah Naveen said...

Shri..You can dfntly substitute Rajma with any other beans :)

Gulmohar said...

New combo for me..Nice click Sarah

lata raja said...

Hey that sounds so yumm! Never tried vaazhapoo with legumes other than paruppu usli. This is new and another addition to my to-try list! And the mango rice tickles my taste buds from the picture only.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very innovative kurma...love this recipe very much dear.

Rachel said...

A comfort food of mine...

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

This would be one of my fave combo! Never had it before! Love rajma n chundu very much!

Usha said...

What a fantastic combination, very unique and sounds delicious ! First time here you have a cool space :-)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Wonderful combo..Adipoli Sarah..

meeso said...

Looks great, I've never had banana flower!

Priya said...

Wow never thought of combining both banana flour and rajma together, delicious kurma..

Raje said...

Another nice and new combination looks so yummy!

Nostalgia said...

Nice idea.. reminds me or chundu and payar thoran. Very innovative.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

pasikuthu paathathume:) super recipe

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum!

Mallugirl said...

SArah, u have a wonderful collection of recipes for me to try out.:) its refreshing to see a new recipe with vazhachundu. Don't mind me saying so, but it would be good to read about how you reach and approach each recipe. just gives a personality to each recipe.

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice combination..Howver...I don know how to clean banana flower

Tresa Augustine said...

Hi dear...

Nee kashtapettu vazhachundokke ariyumoo....
nice recipe.....amma use to make ths......very healthy dish!!

Chitchat said...

Unheard of the combination of vazhaipoo and rajma. Good imagination and will certainly try it out.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks very nice! Lovely looking rajma masala :)

Anu said...

Looks delicious and yummy..... Nice click...

Suparna said...

hi sarah,
Lovely unusual combination there!
looks delicious.

Rohini said...

Wow.. What a combo! Never tried Banana flower with rajma.. Have bookmarked it already :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Thnk u all...
I had only these two with me when i wanted to make a veg dish ;)..so tried with it and came out really well....i m sure u all would love it...

Sarah Naveen said...

Dear Mallugirl...
Thanx a bunch for dropping by...
I would love to give all this stuff a personality..but i m admit myself as a slackaroni...I always admire how u write it :)...i ll take ur suggestion whole heartedly dear!!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Dear Treasa..
Ninakku ariyallo njan enthoru madichi anennu...Pakshe navee kku chundu bhayankara ishtama..athukondu ariyunna padu njan aippo angu sahikkum ...hahhahaha

Babli said...

I love rajma very much and your recipe seems to be very nice and I will try it out.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

New recipe... as in combination...
love Rajma..

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanx Babli and sandhya

Malar said...

Nice picture Sarah......

Parita said...

Very new and different combination!

lissie said...

this kuruma is new to me...valare nannayittundu!

Aysha said...

Pls come n collect ur awards from my blog Sarah dear

Ally said...

hey sarah

I have tried making a thoran with the banana flower, 1) wasnt sure how to cut it, as in there were these white things inside wasnt sure if that too included in the dish. 2) the minute i started cutting it it started turning black...hmmm what went wrong dear!! would like to give it a shot again!

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