Vazhappo cherupayar Thoran - Tasty and Healthy thoran dish made using Banana Flower and cherupayar.
1 no Banana flower (Vazhappoo/Kodappan)
˝ cup green gram (cherupayar)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
˝ of one Coconut
A little Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chilly powder or a few Green chillies
Salt – As required
1 tbsp of Oil
1 tsp of Mustard seeds
2 – 3 broken Dry red chillies
A few Curry leaves
1)Clean the van payar well and get rid
of the unwanted stuff from it.
2)Cook it separately with water in a pressure cooker and make sure u
don’t overcook it.
3)Remove the first 3 – 4 outer covering of the vazhappoo and chop the
rest very finely as u do for thoran.
4)Add coconut oil and turmeric powder into the above chopped kodappan
and mix well the whole thing using your hands to remove the kodappan’s
5)Place together the grated coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds and
curry leaves in a mixer bowl and run it once to make it into a coarse
6)Mix it along with the chopped kodappan mixture.
7)Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and sauté dry red
chillies and curry leaves.
8)Add the kodappan mixture and mix well.
9)Cover and cook on a low flame.
10)After sometime, remove the cover and add the cooked cherupayar into
this and mix well.
11)Continue cooking without the lid on, till done, making sure that it
doesn’t get mashed.