Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Banana flower fry (Kesel Muwa)

Banana flower is a delicious dish in Sri lanka.It is very tasty when stir fry.

Here is the recipe for banana flower fry.


1 small size banana flower
1 tomato cut in to slices
½ cup thick coconut milk
1 tsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp Curry powder
2 green chilly -cut into pieces
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 piece cinnamon
1 big onion chopped
Few curry leaves
Rampe/Pandan leaf 1-2 inch piece
2 tbs oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp Maldive fish (optional)


Wash & cut banana flower in to small pieces and add to salted water while cutting.
After finish cutting,squeeze banana flower in water using hands & remove water.
Then add ¼ tsp Tumeric powder and mix well.
Keep aside.
Heat the pan
Add oil to it
When oil is hot, add mustard seeds & when mustard seeds are popping up, add cinnamon & Mix well
Then add onion sliced. Once the onion is tender, add curry leaves, pandan leaf and finally banana flower.
Mix well.
Then add tomato.
Add chilly powder,curry powder & turmeric powder.
Mix well.
Add green chilly & Maldive fish & mix well.
Once the banana flower is cooked,add thick coconut milk.
Add salt to taste.
Mix well & switch off the flame.
Serve with rice


  1. thanks lot for the recipe

  2. thanks lot for the recipe

  3. thanks lot for the recipe

  4. excellent receipe.........................thanks.
    please keep publishing these wonderful receipes........


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