Baale hoo palya or banana flower stir fry recipe explained with step by step pictures. Baale hoo (bale moothi) palya or stir fry is prepared using banana flower, coconut, red chili, jaggery, tamarind, salt, mustard, coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Banana flower palya or poriyal goes very well with rice. This is a very tasty and healthy recipe. In Karnataka Banana flower is familiar by different names like baale hoo, baale moothi and poombe.
Banana flowers are having numerous health benefits. They serve as anti-depressants and helps in increasing the level of haemoglobin in the blood and there by cures Anaemia. Banana flowers contain tannins, acids, flavonoids and other antioxidants which helps to counteract free radicals and eliminates the oxidative damage which leads to cancer and heart disease. Banana flowers are very good for diabetics, eating banana flowers helps in reducing the blood sugar levels.
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Banana flowers are good for lactating mothers as it increases the breast milk supply. Banana flowers are high in antioxidants content that fight free radicals and prevent them from damaging the body cells. The ethanol in banana flowers inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and helps to heal the wound naturally. Eating banana flowers daily can also help in preventing neural disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Banana flowers helps in weight loss and reduces menstrual bleeding.
You can find many palya or stir fry recipes on this website like hagalakayi or bitter gourd palya, easy badanekayi palya or brinjal stir fry, bendekayi or ladies finger palya, kosu or cabbage palya, thondekai palya, Mixed vegetable palya, beetroot palya, beans palya and north karnataka special zunka vadi recipes.
If you are looking for more Karnataka style curry recipes then do visit our curries section. We have a collection of curries and dry-veggies, which goes well with either rice or chapathi.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
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