Vazhappoo Thoran


Vazhappoo Thoran

Banana flowers are cooked with van payar(red oriental Beans)
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Clean the van payar well and get rid of the unwanted stuff from it.
  • Cook it separately with water in a pressure cooker and make sure u don't overcook it.
  • Remove the first 3 - 4 outer covering of the vazhappoo and chop the rest very finely as u do for thoran.
  • Add coconut oil and turmeric powder into the above chopped kodappan and mix well the whole thing using your hands to remove the kodappan¦s serum.
  • Place together the grated coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds and curry leaves in a mixer bowl and run it once to make it into a coarse form.
  • Mix it along with the chopped kodappan mixture.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and sautT dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add the kodappan mixture and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame.
  • After sometime, remove the cover and add the cooked van payar into this and mix well.
  • Continue cooking without the lid on, till done, making sure that it doesn¦t get mashed.
  • And your thoran is ready within no timea. Not equally appreciated by all, this recipe infact brings mixed emotions on the dining tablea. A frown on the face to show the disappointment for those foodies who like aromatic dishes for lunch/dinner and a big smile for those on a diet and like to have good, healthy fooda. 🙂 An honest confession at this point....I used to be in the first category during my childhood days and now considering the nutritional and medicinal values it offers, a slow transition has occurred to the latter one. No regrets though!!!! As said, eat healthy!!!
  • So, on that note, happy cooking!!!
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