BAAle Hoovu Palya - Banana heart curry
Baale hoovu palya, the banana heart curry is a curry made using banana heart (banana blossom).This curry is made using coconut milk which makes it creamy.
  • Cleaned florets of one banana heart
  • 4 - Fresh green chillies crushed into paste
  • 1 sprig - Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric
  • 1 - Onion, medium sized, finely chopped
  • 1 cup - Thick coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of sugar
  1. Finely chop the clean banana florets soaked in lemon water and put them back in the acidic water till you prepare everything.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds to it.
  3. Once the mustard seeds crackle, add curry leaves and let it crisp up.
  4. Add finely chopped onions, chilly paste and sauté till they turn translucent.
  5. Drain the blossom and add it to the pan and sauté it for a minute on high flame.
  6. Add salt , turmeric and give it a good mix. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low flame till the florets are soft and cooked well.
  7. Add little water to help it cook well.
  8. Once the florets are cooked well, add coconut milk and sugar and bring it to a boil.
  9. Keep the curry creamy.
  10. Check for salt and sugar and adjust it according to your taste.
  11. Serve hot with steamed rice and ghee.
Recipe by MADaboutkitchen at