Vazhapoo Thoran/Banana flower stir fry

Did I tell u that my mom is one of those ppl who makes super yummy dishes from super simple ingredients!!
This is one such dish…:-)

She makes most of the specialty dishes like this is her fav cast iron skillet and till date I believe that it’s her magic skillet..
Anything and everything that comes out of it drooooool worthy

I always nag my mom telling…see I followed the recipe you said and it didn’t come out that well…
…. probably you should pass me the Magic Iron skillet …:-)
Ya, I have my eye set on will be in travelling from Kerala to Singapore soon:-)

Anyways back to the recipe…

You will need
1 Small banana flower
8 shallots
2 tbspn Whole Urud dal
2 stems Curry leaves
3 table spoons grated Coconut
½ Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
½ tspn chili powder
½ tspn Jeera
1 tspn coconut oil

Peel off the first 2-3 layers of the banana flower till the color of the flower starts to lighten.
Finely chop the banana flower . Now let it soak in water for a few minutes and drain.

Heat oil in a skillet.
Add the urud dal. Once it starts to brown, add the chopped shallots and curry leaves and stir fry for a minute
Add the banana flower, salt, turmeric and ¼ cup water.
Cover and cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes
Meanwhile mix the coconut, chilli powder and jeera in a mortar or you can use a blender and blend it for few seconds.
Once the water is almost absorbed, add the coconut mix to the cooked banana flower and stir fry for 2-3 minutes..

Off this goes to KeralaKitchen


  1. delicious thoran...all time makes me hungry at any time...

  2. Healthy and nutritious thoran.

  3. This is one of my fav thoran...really miss my mom's dishes out here..

  4. Such a healthy,delicious and nutritious thoran..

  5. Hi
    I am rani,
    Happy to follow you
    I tasted this curry, One of my kerala friend's house. Thanks for sharing. I like to invite you to visit my blog.


  6.'s recipes are always the best :)

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  7. Dear Ramya,

    Thanks for taking a peek into my blog.
    Mom's have some magical power I guess .... may be the vast experience they have makes all the difference. Any dish with Banana flower is a fav of mine. But I am too lazy for all the hard work that goes before that :-D
    You have a lovely blog .... I luv your photographs too.

    Happy Cooking ....



  8. Nutritious recipe and a nice blog

  9. Looking yummy!
    I made a similar vazhapu preparation for the exact same event - never got to post it in time :(

  10. Love vazhaipoo thoran, back home...Mommy makes it quite often

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