Friday 12 November 2010

Chundum Payarum Thoran (Vazha chundu/ Vazhakoobu) / Banana Flower & Red Gram Stir fried with Coconut

After an array of sweet indulgence posts here is a simple nutritious side dish from God’s own country :) …

Vazha chundu (Banana Flower)-1 small
Van payar (Red Gram)-1/2 cup
Freshly grated coconut-1/2 cup
Chumannulli (Shallots)-6-8
Dry red chillies-2-3 nos
Jeerakom (Cumin seeds)-1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves-2
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves- few
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp

  • Clean and remove the outer layer of vazha chundu and chop finely.
  • To prevent discoloration of vazha chundu rub the chopped vazha chundu with a table spoon of oil and little salt and keep aside.
  • Pressure cook van payar with enough water and salt and keep aside.
  • Ground coarsely, coconut, shallots, dry red chilies, garlic, cumin seeds and turmeric powder.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add coarsely ground coconut mixture and sauté it for a minute.
  • Add chopped vazha chundu and cooked van payar, mix well and cover with a lid and cook in slow flame for few minutes or until all the water evaporates.
  • Serve hot with rice!

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  1. I love vazha poo curry. I am so lazy to buy them and make it. I am very impressed that you have been cleaning the flower and cooking. If you lived near me you could have helped me too. Smiles.

  2. Healthy and delicious combination.. looks perfect dear !!

  3. My favorite thoran ! Looks very good, now must go to the Indian store to see if they have vazhachundu.

  4. Healthy thoran, looks fabulous..


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