Banana flower Sabji For Pitta Balance, Stomach Pain, Worms [Video]

Banana flower is astringent and balances Pitta. One of the best ways to use banana flower is to make a Sabji out of it and use as a part of diet.

Recipe video

Ingredients

Ingredients
Banana Flowers – 1
Butter milk  – 1 cup
Jack fruit seeds- 8 to 10 (optional)
Salt- 1 teaspoon or as per taste.
Jaggery – 5 grams
Water – 2 cups

For masala –
Red chilli-  3
Mustard seeds- ¼ tea spoon
Grated coconut- 3/4 cup

banana flower

For seasoning
Mustard seeds- 1 tea spoon
Urad dal ( black gram) – 2 teaspoon
Red chilli – 2
Vegetable oil (sunflower oil / coconut oil) – 2 tablespoon
Curry leaves- 10 to 15

Method of preparation

Cut the banana flowers into small pieces and soak it in a bowl of water for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, prepare seasoning.
For this, take a frying pan and add 2 tablespoon oil, mustard seeds, black gram and chopped red chilli. Start heating in mild fire.
While heating, when the above ingredients start popping out, add curry leaves.
This is the general method of preparation of seasoning (Oggarane in Kannada).
Immediately after adding curry leaves, add the soaked banana flowers to this seasoning, add the optional crushed Jack fruit seeds, a cup of butter milk, 2 cups of water,  jaggery  and close the lid. Cook for 10 minutes.
While cooking, separately prepare a masala paste.
Take grated coconut, red chili, mustard seed in a mixer and grind to prepare a coarse paste.
Add this paste and salt to the cooking pan containing banana flower and other ingredients. Continue cooking in closed lid till there is no free water left in the pan.
Your banana flower Sabji is ready to serve.

Benefits

This carries all the health benefits of banana flower.
Banana flower is attributed with the following qualitie:
Krumihari – useful in intestinal parasites and worms
Shishira – it is a natural coolant,
Kashaya – astringent in taste
Pittapaha – balances Pitta
Ruchya – improves taste, useful in anorexia
shoolashamaka – relieves abdominal pain associated with dyspepsia and bloating.

It can be used by pregnant, lactating mother and children.
Related:
Ayurvedic Pitta diet
Home remedies for acidity and gastritis

7 thoughts on “Banana flower Sabji For Pitta Balance, Stomach Pain, Worms [Video]”

  1. Doctor… Can u please elaborte more on medicinal properties of Banana flower……and is it good for constipation and skin diseases?

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  2. Doctor…This article has inspired me so much that i have started including Banana Flower in my cooking menu and it has captured every Saturday Afternoon slot in our family 🙂

    Reply

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