Plantain blossom and yam vada kootu curry

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Plantain blossom is a very healthy food one can use in making any curry of your choice. Here is the recipe of tasty and healthy plantain blossom and yam vada kootu curry.


1 cup yam (cut into small pieces)

1 tbsp rice flour

2 green chillies

½ cup banana blossom (chopped)

5 shallots (chopped)

½ tsp ginger

½ tsp curry leaves

1 star anise

1 piece cinnamon

4 cloves

4 tipali

½ tsp black pepper

2 pinches nutmeg powder

½ tsp garam masala

Turmeric powder as required€™

Salt as required

2 cups thick coconut milk made from Maggi coconut powder

2 sweet potatoes


Heat a table spoon coconut oil in a pan and sauté the banana blossom and shallots

Add turmeric powder and salt as required

Turn off the flame when the water evaporates from the banana blossom and is cooked well

Grind the yam pieces along with green chillies into fine paste

Add the cooked banana blossom, rice flour, chopped curry leaves and ginger, a pinch of cumin and salt as required into the yam paste

Mix everything well together

Prepare small vada from this mixture and keep them aside

Sauté the sweet potato pieces in a table spoon of coconut oil

Into it add 2 turmeric leaves, water and salt as required

Cook well

Take out the turmeric leaf and add 1 cup Maggi coconut milk

Grind the star anise, cinnamon, cloves, tipali, black pepper corns, nutmeg powder, turmeric powder and salt

Add this powder and garam masala into the sweet potato mix

When this has cooked well and begins to thicken up, add the rest of the Maggi coconut milk

Now add the yam-banana blossom vadas and cook for 5 more minutes

Finish off by mixing in the mustard-dried chillies tempering.