Banana Flower Sabzi

Kelfulachi bhaji in Marathi Time: 20 minutes to clean | 20 to 25 minutes to cook Serves: 4 to 5 person Watch video at the bottom to learn &#...

Kelfulachi bhaji in Marathi
Time: 20 minutes to clean | 20 to 25 minutes to cook
Serves: 4 to 5 person

Watch video at the bottom to learn 'How to clean Banana Flower'

banana flower recipe, kelfulachi bhaji, केळफुलाची भाजी, kelfulachi bhaji, kelful recipe, Ingredients:
1 Kelful (Banana Flower)
1/4 cup dry Black chickpeas or black Vatana
For tempering: 1 tbsp oil, 1/8 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, 2 pinches Hing (Asafoetida), 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp Maharashtrian Masala (Goda Masala)
2 tsp Jaggery
1 tsp Tamarind pulp or 2 Kokum (for sourness)
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
Salt to taste

1) Soak Chickpeas overnight (atleast 6 to 7 hours) into warm water. Then pressure cook until tender (approx 3 whistles)
2) Peel the outer skin from the banana flower. Remove the small white flowers inside. Separate each flower. As you peel deeper, you will notice the small flowers are smaller, whiter and very delicate. Also, you will find big, white yet very delicate stem inside. You won't be able to peel anymore. At this time, stop peeling. Cut the upper half of this white stem. We can use it too.

How to clean small flowers
3) Remove the long stem (with head like matchstick) inside each flower along with the outer feather. Clean all the flowers likewise. Chop them finely. Make small bunches to chop them in less time.
4) Prepare a deep bowl of cold water with 2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric. Immediately, immerse the chopped banana flower into it. Let it soak for 3 to 4 hours. This will help to remove stickiness from the chopped banana flower.
5) After 3-4 hours, drain all the water and also squeeze out water from chopped banana flower. Steam cook in the pressure cooker (around 2 to 3 whistles).
6) Heat oil into a pan. Prepare tadka by adding mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida (hing), turmeric powder, red chili powder. Add steam cooked black chana and banana flower. Also add Goda masala, salt and tamarind pulp. If you want little liquid in the curry then add little water. Cover and cook for few minutes. Then add jaggery, mix nicely. Cook for few more minutes.

Once sabzi is done, add fresh grated coconut and mix. Serve hot with Chapati.


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  1. a new recipe..banana flower with grated coconut is one of my favorites...but never tried it with chick peas..

  2. I have never cooked with Banana Flower before, and have always been amazed at how it would taste like, when I see these in the markets:) Now I know what to try:)

    btw, I'm hosting a Magic Bullet giveaway on my blog, and it'd be great if you could participate!

  3. Hi

    Tumcha ha blog apratim aahe. Tumhala suchala tari kasa? asa watat ki janu kahi gharatil konitari mami, mavashich navin recipe banawayal shikawat aahe.
    Thanks a lot


  4. thank you all for posting comments...

  5. Video ultimate aahe.. mazyasarkhyana jyani bhaji kadhich banavali navhati kiva karatana baghitali navhati, ha ek 'push' aahe..
    thanks once again!
    tumhi khoop sahi aahata..


  6. Hi,

    Well I have seen my mom making this cuisine when I was small. Back then I didn't like the way banana flower looked. :P But now I really feel like eating this. Would ask mom for make me this. Thanks for reviving memories! :)

    I have never been fond of cooking. Recently I had to stay away from my home because of my job in Pune. That kinda forced me to cook. Once I started cooking I realized that watching your loved ones digging in the food you've made is an utter pleasure! :)

    Found this site really informative. Vaidehi, the way you are addressing to comments promptly, solving the problems readers encounter is good. Lots to learn not only from your tips but also from the comments by the readers who try the recipes and come up with suggestions and problems!

    I have decided to learn and try some stuff. Easy ones for starters. :D
    Thanks! :D

  7. Hello Ketaki

    Thanks for writing this lovely comment..I hope you will enjoy going through Chakali blog. There are many easy recipes you will find on chakali blog. I have tried to elaborate each recipe, so that there won't be any confusion. If you need help regarding any recipe, please feel free to leave comment or send an email.

  8. amazing !!
    majhi aaji banavayachi Kelfulachi bhaji..pan ata 10 varsh jhali hi apratim bhaji khallich nahi mi..
    Thanks for sharing




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