Banana Flower Fry / Vaazhapoo / koombu Thoran



Banana  Flower Fry


Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups banana flower, chopped finely
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1-2 slit green chillies
  • 1 tsp par boiled rice
  • 2 tbs grated coconuts
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • curry leaves
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
Direction
Wash the banana  flowers  adding  a pinch of turmeric powder in water
 and drain well . Add turmeric powder,onions, garlic, salt,green chilies,coconuts
 and curry leaves, mix everything together and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, 
splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and rice. Now add banana flower mixture,
mix well and bring the mixture to the center and cook on low heat covered till 
done. serve with rice.






59 Comments:

Rachel said...

something that I really enjoy to eat.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A homely comforting food which remind of my hometown...

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Adipoli.My fav thoran. Nice click too:).

Sanghi said...

My fav thoran dear, love your style much..!;)

prasu said...

Wow.............dear very lovely clicks .......thoran looks delicious.....

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Oh i miss vazhaipoo dishes. My mom makes vazhaipoo curry and vada. This recipe is new to me dear, on my vacation to India, i'm going to ask my mom to do this:)

Gulmohar said...

One of my fav thorans..I have a pic with me exactly like the last one :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Oh I so miss these here...

Sarah Naveen said...

My all time Fav!!! Looks adipoli and the vazha pic is making me nostalgic...

Tina said...

entamme my fav thoran..adipoli...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

One of my favorite curries, looks too good.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice click and very healthy stir fry too...

Pavithra said...

I love anything with banana flower.. so yummy and this is looking so yummy ....

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy healthy thoran

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very healthy.........

Poornima Nair said...

Ages since I had this...looks so yumm.

Prathibha said...

Nice curry..never had this...

shanthi said...

My favourite poo thoran it has come out well

Padhu said...

I love banana flower preparations.Nice pictures!

Pari said...

Hi. The thoran looks so good the only problem I face is cleaning the flower...cumbersome.

Priya said...

Such a healthy and delicious thoran, i hate cleaning the flower else its one of my fav veggie..

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I never try to cook anything with bananaflower, this look delicious !

Deepa G Joshi said...

this looks so delicious. I have heard its difficult to clean the flower..never tried :(

Abhilash Pillai said...

super duper hit boss!!

vazha evide ninnu kitti? Do you have a pantain in US?

Nandini said...

Love banana flower; simple and healthy!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vrinda
I love banana flower and very popular in bengal. The recipe is different that what we make. As soon as I get one banana flower, I am going to cook.
Have a nice weekend

Latha said...

Just love this thoran.....adipoli pics.

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Vrinda,
The Curry looks delicious. I have never cooked anything with banana flower.
Cheers,
Rachana

Suma Rajesh said...

woo vrinda..this is my fav tooo..looks awesome..

Nostalgia said...

Nice one.. looks great and its good that you added those photos of the vazha..

Usha said...

The curry looks fantastic ! Belated new year wishes to you and your family, hope you have a wonderful 2010....

Happy cook said...

It is ages and ages ago i had them. Feel really nostalgice after seeing that pic.

kitchen queen said...

delicious vazhapu curry preparation with a nice click

Ramya said...

Love vazhaipoo..We used to make vazhaipoo paruppu usili.Thoran looks delish

Anncoo said...

I have banana trees at home but never tried to make use of the banana flowers. Now I know :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

vaazhai poo thoran looks delightful; love the pictures, I miss these banana trees badly here!!! love the pictures!!!

Deepti said...

This is new to me n interesting one.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I didn't even know banana flowers were edible! I love bananas and would like to try this!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a unique recipe, I have never worked with banana flowers! Very neat dish!

Angie's Recipes said...

I have never had any banana flowers before...fascinating!

Cham said...

I love the last pict been age I have eaten fresh banana toran, delicious and super healthy!

Ramya Manja said...

Very healthy dish,looks great n sounds delicious...

great entry....

kothiyavunu said...

Adipoli thoran..so tempting dear....choodu choruinde koode hmmm kothiyavunu...)Pics are amazing.

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks yummy but where do i get banana flowers!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i didn knw yet we can make dishes with vaazhappoo.. :( usually i remove it frm kodappan n make thoran with that..this is new to me...i really missed it.. :( pics are amazing Vrindaaa..:)

Muraligeetham said...

Thoran looks perfect!!

Dhanya said...

super kola

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

I have never tasted this, it looks so interesting ~ I would love to try it! Nice photos. :)

A Homemakers Diary said...

we make a lot of carrot and beans thoran. never made it with banana flower. the dish looks great.

sowmya.s said...

long time I made this..looks delicious..

Padma said...

Healthy and delicious fry. Nice pics vrinda.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovely click. Thoran looks awesome. Healthy dish too.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Erica said...

Banana Flowers sound very interesting! In Colombia we use banana leaves in our cuisine .........I would love to try the flowers too.

Rohini said...

Looks so yummy n delicious.. I love this whole plant for its medicinal values.. Loved ur clicks too :)

Latha said...

I'm dropping in to say that there is an award waiting for you in my blog :-)

Shri said...

Oh my god, Vrinda!My grandmom used to make the curry out of this..That looks awesome

Nithu Bala said...

My favou curry..love the photos..

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

vrinda, tried this koombu thoran..it turned out great...i've put a picture in my blog...
Deepa

Meenakshi K said...

Hi, basically I am Telugu my amma use to prepare in diff style n she use to make vada out of it. This dish is entirely new to me n I tried it. I will say simply wow.. Thanks a lot for sharing such a easy, healthy n delicious food. Good bless you dear.
Meena

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