Friday, July 6, 2012

The Flowering Banana


Pictures of the Banana flower that grew in our garden in Bangalore. This is the Yelaki variety of banana. Some parts of this flower (the stamens) can be eaten. There is painstaking process involved in removing the uneatable parts from eatable ones and then cooking them. It is quite yummy!

Banana flower

Banana Flower in my garden

Banana Flower with banana



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17 comments:

  1. I love these! I have heard that you can eat the banana blossoms - have you ever tried them?

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    1. Yep, my mom used to make yummy curries and side dishes out of these...

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  2. That's awesome, and so strange to me since I've never lived in a tropical climate.

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  3. Are the chips made from this variety?

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    1. Yelaki bananas are quite tiny. I dont think chips are made from this variety!

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  4. Wow, I've never seen that before! Wonderful pics, the banana flower looks quite mysterious... Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my picnic on the floor :)

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  5. wow, i miss eating this as a vegetable. We do prepare many types of dishes from banana blossoms in the Philippines where I was born. Dropping by from Kids-e-connection.

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  6. That purple heart can be eaten too!

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    1. Oh, i didnt know that. Thanks, Jama!

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  7. We used to have a banana plant in our backyard while I was growing up and I liked looking at the banana blossoms. And like what Joy said, the blossoms can be cooked like vegetables.

    Coxcomb Rose

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  8. Great shot! I missed those kind of bananas so badly:(

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  9. AH! So THAT;S what a banana flower looks like!

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  10. Wow! It's been sometime since I saw a banana plant! Thanks!!

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  11. my mother makes a delicious salad out of banana flower.:p

    Aster

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  12. I welcome you very warmly.
    I am writing to you from the distant Polish.
    I am charmed your blog and great photos.
    I will be happy when you find time and visit my blog.
    Lucy-Maria

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  13. i miss the "rasthali" and "poovan" varieties from our place in bangalore...Here we get only robusta & yelaki ;(

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  14. Do you guys cook the flower or heart of the banana? We cook that with coconut milk in the Philippines and it's delicious!


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