Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vazhakka chundu /Banana flower thoran

One of my friend Bobby gave this recipe..thanks Bobby.

Vazha chundu /Banana flower-1
Mustard seeds - 1/4 cup
Crushed Fennel seeds – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Green chilies – 2nos
Sliced shallots – ¼ cup
Dry red chilly -1
Curry leaves – a few
Grated coconut – 4tsp
Oil – 3tsp

How to prepare
=►Remove 3 to 4 outer layer of banana flower. These cannot be used. Clean and chop the remaining very well.
=►Mix it with 1tsp of coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric powder and keep
it aside for 15-20min.
=►Now add sliced shallots, grated coconut, green chilies and salt into it. Mix it properly.
=►Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan and add crushed fennel seeds and mustard seeds.
=►When it cracks add dry red chilly and curry leaves along with banana flower.
=►Close it with a lid and allow it to cook for 4-5min on medium flame.
=►Thoran is ready to be served with rice.


  1. wow..looks delicious...will definitely try this....

  2. i love the innermost part of this vazhapoo. My dad used to make us eat it raw. Very healthy vegetable. I dont get it here :-( i miss making this..