While using Banana blossom in cooking, the hard part is cleaning and preparing it. It usually takes at least one hour to do. I have given some step by step tutorial on the procedure. I hope that this post will be useful for beginners. The blossom has many petal and within each petal you can find a bunch of florets resembling the bananas. The first task is to separate the petals and remove the florets. After removing the florets, we can move on to the next step.
|The size of florets vary as we go inside. The pinker florets are on the top most layer.
|Open out the floret as shown
|Remove the inner vein and separate the fibres. Discard other parts.
|These are little smaller than the pink ones and you will not be able to open it easily.
|Open it as shown.
|Remove the vein and the transparent part.
|Cut out the stem and discard it
|This is smaller than the previous florets and you cannot open it
|Catch the vein between fingers and pull it out
|Cut out the stem
|These are the tiniest florets
|Just cut the stem
|This is the inner most part and this can be used as it is in cooking or can be chopped to small pieces.
|This is one full blossom after cutting.