Ginataang Puso na Saging

Guinataang Puso na Saging

Ginataang Puso ng Saging, Banana Blossom in Coconut Milk is another unique Pinoy food that uses the banana blossom (flower bud) or puso ng saging to Pinoy parlance. Choosing the best banana blossoms is a problem for those who are not familiar of the type of banana blossoms. As a rule choose blossoms that have a round tip end or those that are long with smaller diameter. Other types have bitter tastes which require squishing out the juices by soaking the sliced banana blossoms in water and salt solution. Generally banana blossoms sold at most vegetable market are the non bitter type and on most Metro Manila wet markets they are sold already sliced. Here is the recipe.

Guinataang Puso na Saging - Gallery

6 cup thinly sliced puso ng saging, banana blossom
4 cup malungay, moringa leaves
2 cup fresh alamang, krill
2 cup coconut milk, kakang gata2 cup coconut milk, second extract
1 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
3 tbsp. vinegar
1/4 cup patis, fish sauce
3-4 pieces green chili
2-3 siling labuyo, chopped
coarsely ground pepper
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Guinataang Puso na Saging - Cooking Procedure

In a large casserole sauté garlic, ginger and union, add in sliced banana blossoms, siling labuyo, ground pepper, fish sauce, vinegar and pour in the coconut milk second extract and 1 cup kakang gata, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated at low to medium heat stirring occasionally. Add in the krill, green chili, moringa and remaining kakang gata. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, season with salt to taste if required. Serve with a lot of rice.

See other related ginataang vegetables recipe:

Bicol Express, Gulay na Lada
Ginataang Langka
Ginataang Lechon Kawali at Baguio Beans


Anonymous said...

hello, where can we buy puso ng saging here in satwa, dubai? thank you

ut-man said...

To Anonymous,
Visit your neighborhood Indian vegetable store, most of the it is available. Banana blossom is also used in Indian cooking.

Anonymous said...

wow, i made this dish this morning, and my family loved it !

Anonymous said...

Hi sarap naman nyan! Pwede po ba ung naka-can??

ut-man said...

pwede rin siguro, diko pa kasi nasusubukan.


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