South Indian style edible banana flower recipe or banana blossom recipe makes a healthy and delicious side dish using edible banana flowers, coconut, spices and red cowpeas which goes great with rice. You can also enjoy this without adding the cowpeas. This edible banana flower recipe is vegetarian as well as vegan recipe.
Banana flowers are edible and it is very healthy to include them in the diet as they have a lot of fiber content in it.
Banana flowers are very commonly available in South India and so you can see many banana flower recipes made in South Indian style. This banana flower stir fry with coconut, spices and red cowpeas is a healthy, tasty Kerala style side dish which is enjoyed with rice along with any other curry or gravy, some suggestions would be to use moru curry, pulissery (coconut yogurt curry), sambar etc.
Adding the red cowpeas will make this dish more healthy and protein rich, and also more filling and delicious, but if you do not have red cowpeas, you can just make it without the cowpeas
, as the dish is still very delicious with coconut and spices.
You may also add stir fried or sauteed onions or shallots to make this banana flower stir fry even more delicious.