Vazhaipoo (banana Blossom) and moringa leaves(murungai keerai) are my favorite and used to appear in mom's kitchen often.But after coming to US,very rarely it appears in my kitchen in the recent years.
Though the cleaning process of moringa leaves and banana blossom is time consuming.But looking at the health benefits its worth to make it.
Coming to the recipe,it can be made with or without dhal/lentil.As we prefer to make it with dhal I cooked along it,also the dhal needs to be soft and not mushy.
This poriyal goes very well with sambar and Kaara Kulambhu.But I personally prefer to mix it in white along with a dash of ghee.Soon share,how to clean the vazhaipoo in a different post.
- Shallots are preferable instead of onion.
- Add the salt after the moringa leaves wilt.
- Some of the moringa leaves needs extra time to cook.