Monday, 9 January 2012

Koldilor Bor

Koldilor Bor : a snack of banana flower.
Very delicious and easy to make, can be served as a snack with a cup of tea or with meals. For this recipe, we need only the thin long flowers inside the koldil.
Ingredients :

1 Koldil

3tbsp Besan (Bengal gram flour), salt to taste.

little chilly powder (optional)

Oil for frying.
Method :

You will find thin long flowers as you keep taking off the layers of koldil. Remove them ...

...take off the hard long stamens from each flower.

Cook in water adding little salt till the flowers are tender.

Take out from water and keep on a soup strainer to let water drain out. 

Make a thick batter mixing besan, salt and chilly(optional) with half cup water. 

Dip the flowers in this batter .....

.... heat oil and fry the koldil flowers in medium heat, till golden brown.

Koldilor bor is ready, serve them piping hot. 


  1. Looks tempting..Will definitely try it out. Thanx:)

  2. Oh, that looks so delicious! I love anything fried. I didn't know that part of the banana tree is edible.

  3. Ruprekha,

    Tempting will be mild word to say.

    Take care

  4. @Umananda :
    Thanks, do try, very simple yet tasty .... :)

  5. @ gigihawaii :
    Thanks :)
    Here we eat each part of a banana tree, it is very tasty. Will post more recipes with the banana trunk and the whole flower in a day or two.

  6. @ Jack :
    Thank you so much :) Yes, all parts of a banana tree is edible and if you know the recipe, it turns out very tasty.

  7. Back home in Kerala we have been using Koldil as a vegetable and use it in various dishes. Some time simply fry them with some spices and eat them with Doi Bhat. The recipe given by you is tepting. Variety of bananas are grown and the Koldil of not all are edible. We also use the tubular white inside the trunk in a different way.

    1. Yes, Mr. Subramanian, koldil tastes great simply fried too. Check this recipe in my space.....
      Agree with you, all variety of koldil is not edible. We too eat the tubular tender white portion of the trunk of banana, which is very tasty. Do check this recipe ...