Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower and Purple Cabbage, we love this combination at home, I usually make a poriyal/stir fry with this combo and they go very well together. So when I had a little bit of cabbage and half a banana flower, instead of making the usual poriyal, I made this mixed rice with them. I made it more like a fried rice and added spring onions, baby corn and finally some peanuts to give a nice flavor. When we cook banana flower like this, we don't taste the bitterness from it. The rice tastes really good, serve it with some potato chips for a simple and delicious meal..
Need To Have
- Cooked Rice - 5 cups
- Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower - 1 cup, chopped
- Purple Cabbage - 2 cups, chopped
- Spring Onions - 1 cup, chopped
- Baby Corn - 8, chopped
- Raw Peanuts - 4 tablespoons
- Red Chilly Flakes - 1+1/2 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
Chop the vegetables and keep and cool the cooked rice.
Roast the peanuts, remove the skin and coarsely pound the peanuts and keep.
Heat some oil, add the spring onions, saving a little of the green portion for garnishing. Saute for a minute, then add corn and banana flower and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Then add the cabbage, again reserving a handful to add at the end.
Saute for a minute, add the chilly flakes and salt, cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, till the vegetables are cooked and then add the cooked and cooled rice.
Mix the rice well, finally add the peanuts, reserved spring onion and cabbage, mix for another 2 minutes, remove and serve warm.
The rice should be cooked, the grains should be separate and not mushy.
If you can't find purple cabbage, you can use the regular white one.