Monday, January 23, 2012

Vazhakoombu Thoran (Banana Flower)


Vazhakoombu chopped – 1 no.

Grated coconut – ½ cup

Garlic – 4-6 pods

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp.

Green chilli – 2 nos,

Mustard seed – ½ tsp

Dried red chilli -1 no,

Rice – 2tsp(optional)




·       Chop the vazhakoombu nicely into water this will help to reduce its bitterness.

·       Wash it thoroughly and drain the water.

·       Grind coconut, turmeric, green chilli,garlic into coarse paste or to make 2-3 pulses.

·       Add this paste into chopped vazhakoombu and mix well with hand.

·       Heat a pan and splutter mustard seed, add curry leaves and red chilies.

·       Then add vazha koombu  coconut mix with salt, and cook low flame for 10-20 minutes in a closed pan ,stirring occasionally.

·       Finally heat pan with little oil and put the rice into it and when rice start to spluttering switch off the heat and pour this into above thoran

·       Serve with rice.


  1. vazhakoombu thoran yummy..nostalgic feeling..

  2. This is a really nice recipe. Looks very fragrant and rich.

  3. I have never heard of vazhakoombu thoran/banana flower before! That is what is so wonderful about visiting blogs that feature foods popular across the globe. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Healthy thoran. Following you dear...

  5. awesome n healthy thoran....superbly done

  6. Love coming here and seeing new foods presented to me. All these wonderful flavors in one dish! It would be most welcome at my table.


Thanks all for ur wonderfull comments

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