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Monday, March 22, 2010

Vazhakoombu Thoran / Banana Flower Thoran

Vazhakoombu means Banana Flower.
Its rich nutritious dish and is very tasty.
This thoran is prepared using finely chopped Banana Flower with black-eyed beans. Its a dry dish.

  • Blackeyed Beans(Van payar) - ½ cup
  • Finely chopped Banana Flower - 2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds- ¼ tsp
  • Garlic pods - 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies - 3 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - A few

  • Cook Beans in a Pressure cooker with water for 3 -4 whistle.
  • Put chopped Banana flower in water for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse and squeeze Banana flower from water.
  • Cook Banana flower along with the cooked beans, Turmeric powder and Salt.
  • Crush Coconut, Cumin seed, Chilly Powder and Garlic.
  • When the banana flower is cooked well and water dries up, add Coconut mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from fire.
  • Heat Oil in a Pan.
  • Add Mustrard seeds and Red chillies into it, allow to Splutter.
  • When it starts to splutter, add the Urad dal and fry it.
  • Add Thoran and Curry leaves and stir for a minute and remove from fire.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice.


  1. Very tempting... Perfectly done...Thanks for linking to my event !!

    Expecting more recipes from you :)

    Sharans Samayalarai

  2. Hi Lekshmi,

    Please do add the event logo and announcement link to your posts which you have linked earlier to my event. This is a reminder for that otherwise I wont be able to add your entries in the round up..