Chundum Payarum Thoran/Vazhakoomb(Kodappan)-Vanpayar thoran/Banana flower-Red Cow Peas stir fry recipe

Banana flower  is packed with proteins, vitamins and anti oxidant properties which makes it Super food.A variety of dishes can be made out of Banana flower like  Banana flower payasam,Banana flower cutlet and so on.

Try this Kerala style Vazhakoomb(Kodappan)-Vanpayar thoran/Banana flower-Red Cow peas stir fry recipe. This dish is served as a side dish with rice. This dish is prepared using Vazhakoomb(Kodappan),Vanpayar and Grated coconut as main ingredients.

Here goes the recipes of Vazhakoomb(Kodappan)-Vanpayar thoran/Banana flower-Red Cow Peas stir fry recipe !!

 

Ingredients

Banana flower- 1

Vanpayar-1 cup(soaked 2-3 hrs)

Grated coconut- 1/2 cup

Green chillies- 2

Shalots- 2-4

Garlic-2

Turmeric powder- a pinch

Salt- as per taste

Oil

Method

  • Pressure Cook the vanpayar and keep it aside.
  • Wash, clean the Vazhakoombu (Banana flower), remove and discard the outer hard covers (red) and the mature florets till you see a paler cover with much tender florets. Chop this Banana part into very fine pieces. Once the chopping is over, add a teaspoon of coconut oil to it and mix well. Take a wooden spoon and with its stem slowly rotate (in one direction) the chopped koombu and you will see that the stem will have strings attached to it. Discard these.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, add in sliced shallots,red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add the chopped banana flower and saute for few minutes.add little water and cover and cook for few minutes.
  • Meanwhile coarsely grind together,grated coconut,shallots,green chillies and garlic.
  • Add this mix into the banana flower and cover and cook for few minutes .
  • Now add the cooked vanpayar and cook for few minutes.Mix well.Add required salt.Turn off the stove when water is fully evaporated.

Serve hot with Rice!!

 

 

Chundum Payarum Thoran/Vazhakoomb(Kodappan)-Vanpayar thoran/Banana flower-Red Cow Peas stir fry recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • Banana flower- 1
  • Vanpayar-1 cup(soaked 2-3 hrs)
  • Grated coconut- ½ cup
  • Green chillies- 2
  • Shalots- 2-4
  • Garlic-2
  • Turmeric powder- a pinch
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil
Instructions
  1. Pressure Cook the vanpayar and keep it aside.
  2. Wash, clean the Vazhakoombu (Banana flower), remove and discard the outer hard covers (red) and the mature florets till you see a paler cover with much tender florets. Chop this Banana part into very fine pieces. Once the chopping is over, add a teaspoon of coconut oil to it and mix well. Take a wooden spoon and with its stem slowly rotate (in one direction) the chopped koombu and you will see that the stem will have strings attached to it. Discard these.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, add in sliced shallots,red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Add the chopped banana flower and saute for few minutes.add little water and cover and cook for few minutes.
  5. Meanwhile coarsely grind together,grated coconut,shallots,green chillies and garlic.
  6. Add this mix into the banana flower and cover and cook for few minutes .
  7. Now add the cooked vanpayar and cook for few minutes.Mix well.Add required salt.Turn off the stove when water is fully evaporated.
  8. Serve hot with Rice!!

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