Banana Flower Chutney


  • Banana flower pods - 6 or 1 cup chopped
  • Tamarind - 1 quarter size
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut oil - 1 Tbsp
  • White split urad dal (blackgram) - 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilli - 1
  • asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • salt to taste


  1. Peel the bracts from the banana flower and discard the outermost ones. Wash them with water.
  2. Chop the bracts / pods into chunks.
  3. In a pot, add the banana flower chunks,, tamarind, salt and cover with just enough water to keep the pieces covered.
  4. Boil till the pieces are tender, keep it aside and let cool.
  5. In a flat small pan, heat 1Tbsp of coconut oil and fry the urad dal, hing and red chillis till the urad dal starts turning reddish.
  6. In a blender, add the fried urad dal, hing, red chillies, the grated coconut, the boilde banana flower and blend to a coarse paste.
  7. Transfer the paste to a wide bowl.

Mix and serve.


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Banana Flower Chutney