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Bananaflower Curry (అరటిపువ్వు కూర, வழி பூ கூற, केले फूल करी)


Banana flower Curry (అరటిపువ్వు కూర, வழி பூ கூற, केले फूल करी) In India Banana plant’s all parts are used in various ways, mostly its fruit , raw banana , its flower, its stem is used in preparing various recipes , its leaf is used for serving food.The process of making recipes with banana flower takes long time as preparation of the  flower takes long time , but the final product is worth either it is a cutlet or a curry.

Regional Dish: Andhra Pradesh; Tamilnadu, Kerala.

Cuisine Style: Andhra pradesh | Cooking Time 30 minutes | Take with Rice | Type curry | Shelf Life: 1 day | Quantity : 4 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values:calcualted for  1 serving ( 2tbsp)

Calories ( Kcals), Carbohydrates ( g), Protein(g), Fat(g)

( Note: it is said that flower is rich in proteins , fiber and Vitamin E , It also helps in curing many infections , weight management , menstrual bleeding )


  • Banana Flower – 1 meduim size
  • Coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 3
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal – 2 tsp
  • Chana dhal – 2tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp


  1. Peel the banana flower layer by layer and take the black stem inside each tendril and cut the tendrils into small pieces.
  2. Cook it with required amount of water, salt and turmeric powder  for 10 minutes and drain it after cooking and keep it aside.
  3. Now grind the coconut and green chillies into fine paste without adding water.
  4. Take a wide pan, pre heat the oil, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, chana dhal and curry leaves and fry it till golden brown.
  5. Now add the cooked banana flower to it and saute for a minute. Now add the coconut+chillies mixture to it and mix it thoroughly. Turn off the stove and serve with rice .

Other varients: 1.Banana flower Kootu; 2. Banana flower cutlets;3.Aritipuvu ava kura (andhra style)4.Banana flower with greengramdal.

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