Vazhapoo thoran / Banana flower thoran

A typical Keralite dish, made from banana flower with a mild spicy coarse coconut paste.A quite common dish in most of the Kerala houses.

1 banana flower chopped
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp jeera
1-2 pod garlic
salt to taste

For tempering:

1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp urad
2-3 red chillies
few curry leaves


Chop the banana flower and put it in water mixed with 1 tsp of curd.( This helps to maintain the colour of the flower from turning dark ).
Heat oil in a pan, pop mustard seeds adding red chillies and curry leaves.
Drain water from banana flower add it to the pan, saute on a medium heat.
Grind coconut, chilly pwdr, turmeric, jeera and garlic into a coarse paste.
Add it to the pan and mix nicely with the banana flower and cook it till done.
Serve with hot rice...happy meal!!!


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