One of the traditional dishes of Konkanis is the Bondi ( Banana Flower) sukke ! Nowadays many don’t do this citing lack of time and even because they do not know how to proceed with this ! Here is a step by step procedure to make it ! A little pre planning to prepare the flower earlier will help you to make this dish quickly !
- Bondi / banana Flower – 1 (try to get as fresh as you can )
- Grated coconut – 1 cup and a little more if preferred
- Tur dal – 2 tbsps
- Tamarind – a gooseberry size
- Red chilies – 6-7 as per taste
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Mustard seeds & oil for seasoning
- Remove the outer covers of the bondi till you come to the yellow part as seen in the picture below . Side by side keep collecting the flowers
- Now from each flower , Remove the thick pistil as shown ..
- Remember to remove this as otherwise this part remains uncooked and will be a irritant while eating . the removed pistils are in the pic below . this job can be done while you are chatting or while watching Television
- Now chop finely the bondi & the flowers
- Keep dropping the chopped pieces in water so that they do not discolour
- Drain the water after rinsing well
- Heat a kadai & add about 2 tbsps of oil . Splutter mustard seeds & add washed tur dal . Add a little water, turmeric powder & salt to taste & let cook
- Cover and cook till it is half done .
- Meanwhile the dal is cooking . grind coarsely the coconut , red chilles & tamarind
- When the dal is half cooked , add the chopped bondi & the coconut paste
- Mix well .Cover and cook on medium fire .
- Adjust for salt Add a litlle more oil at this stage & let it roast on slow fire .
- Bondi Sukke is ready to be relished with rice and dalithoy !DO try this out so that you don’t miss out on a very healthy , nutrients enriched & very very tasty side dish
A simple amchi meal of sheeth sambhar bondi sukke and karmbal pudigallele.
3 replies to “Bondi Sukke”
Wow. .. loved this version. Had never added tur dal to this. .. and loved the detailed way of preparing the veggie.
thanks for trying out Pratibha 🙂