Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran

SobhaKesavan S

Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran

A nadan vegetarian recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Clean the Vaazhapoo, (Since vaazhappoo has many layers and rows of small flowers, remove only these small flowers and skin which looks like onion skin and discard them) .
  • Take some water in a vessel and cut the plantain flowers into the water in very thin, small size.
  • Remove the fibers from the cut plantain flowers (take a small stick and turn it in the water in which the cut plantain flowers are kept so that the fibers will roll on the stick and it can be discarded).
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  • Remove water from the vaazhapoo pieces and keep it aside for about five minutes.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add the chopped onion into it.
  • Add Salt and red chilli powder also into this onion and stir it well.
  • When colour of this mix turns into golden, add the cleaned vaazhapoo pieces and stir it well .
  • Cover it with a plate and allow to cook it in low flame for about 15 minutes without applying water.
  • When the vaazhapoo is cooked well, add grated coconut and stir it further.
  • Vaazhapoo thoran is ready and it can be served as side dish with rice or chappathi / poori etc.
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