Banana Flower is packed with Fiber, Antioxidants, and Minerals
Banana flower is not only extremely nutritious but has medicinal value when it comes to considering its health benefits. It is packed with tonnes of insoluble fibre, essential minerals, antioxidants, and proteins should you be wondering about cooking this beautiful work of nature.
- It is also an essential home remedy for menstrual pains and unusual bleeding.
- With its high Magnesium and Iron levels, it is a great natural resource for somebody suffering from cramps, Anaemia, and low energy levels.
- It helps to control the blood sugar levels and hence an essential diabetic food.
- A galactagogue, it immensely benefits new mothers by supporting lactation. It also provides them with essential micronutrients in Minerals, Vitamins, and Antioxidants, and also required fiber to fight off constipation.
While it is a little cumbersome to clean and prepare it, I am sure its health benefits and of course its super delicious crunchy and nutty taste would only motivate you to try your hands on this delicacy!
Ingredients – Banana Flower Peanut Butter Recipe (Serves 4-5 persons)
- Banana Flower
- 2 Small Eggplants
- 1 bunch of long beans
- 3 small Bok Choy
- 2 table spoons Peanut Butter (Recipe below for Peanut Butter)
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup of water for the curry
- 1/2 tea spoon turmeric/curry powder
- 1 table spoon olive oil
- 1 tea spoon black pepper
Method of Preparation – 60 mins
(excludes soaking time of cut flower)
- Clean the Flower, cut its softest parts, and soak in water for some time to prevent discolouration.
- Now pressure cook the flower so that it turns soft.
- Along side prepare peanut butter by roasting 12-15 peanuts on medium heat. Add 1 tea spoon sugar and 1 tea spoon salt in it, and grind to result into paste.
- Cut the vegetables in medium/small size.
- Heat the wok, add oil, and then pressure cooked banana flower.
- Add salt and turmeric and let is cook for another 2-3 mins.
- Add rest of the vegetables, peanut butter, and water.
- Steam till vegetables are cooked.
- Season with black pepper and serve with rice/bread.