Vazhakkoombu Cherupayar Thoran, Banana Flower and Green Gram Stir Fry

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2.7, 6 reviews

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Posted on 21, Apr 2015
Serving 6-8 people
Ready in 45-50 minutes
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  • Banana Flower/Plantain Flower - 1 Nos, medium sized
  • Green gram - ½ cup, soaked for at-least 4 hours
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Grated Coconut - ¼ cup
  • Cumin Seeds - ½ Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Pearl Onion - 10 Nos, finely chopped
  • Dried Red Chillies - 2 Nos
  • Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  • Mustard Seeds - ½ Teaspoon
  • Coconut oil - 2-3 Tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required( approx. ¼ cup)
  1. Wash and cook green gram with little salt and enough water; Drain and set aside.
  2. Crush together grated coconut, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and set aside.
  3. Peel and discard a few of the dark, outer layers of banana flower; Rub little oil in hand and chop all parts of the remaining banana flower finely and soak in cold water for about 15 minutes.
  4. After that rinse it with a spoon and you will notice a sticky stain thread clinging onto the spoon. Repeat this process until the sticky stain thread removed completely.
  5. Heat coconut oil in a pan, add dried red chillies and mustard seeds, allow mustard seeds to splutter; Then add chopped pearl onion and curry leaves and sauté till the onion become translucent.
  6. Then add the chopped banana flower, and sauté for 2-3 minutes on low-medium heat. Add little water and cook till done.
  7. Then add the crushed coconut mix, cooked green gram into this and mix well; Cook until the water content evaporates completely( check for salt at this stage ).
  8. Serve with Rice.


  • Instead of soaking the chopped banana flower in cold water, rub a tablespoon of coconut oil on the chopped banana flower.
  • Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes. This will also help in removing the sticky stain thread from the chopped banana flower.
  • Then rinse it with oiled hand and remove the stain thread.
2.7, 6 reviews

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