Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vazhakoombu Thoran - Plantain Flower Stir Fry(Sabzi)


Ingredients Used:-
  1. Vazhakoombu/Plantain flower - 1
  2. Onion Chopped - 1
  3. Green chilly chopped - 2 
  4. Grated coconut - 3 tbsp(more or less)
  5. Turmeric powder - 3/4 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  9. Parboiled Rice - 1tbsp
  10. Curry leaves a sprig or more
  11. Dry red chilly - 2

Preparation Method:-
  • Remove couple of dull petals of vazhakoombu/banana petals till you see soft n fresh colored inside.
  • Finely chop the flower leaving the bitter n harder part inside.(shown in the picture)
  • Wash well once or twice to remove stains, squeeze out any excess water.
  • Add chopped onion, green chilly, few curry leaves, salt, turmeric powder, grated coconut and toss with a spoon or mix with your clean hands(I mix them well with hands)

  • Heat up a kadai or frying pan, pour coconut oil, crackle the mustard seeds. Add dry red chilies, curry leaves and parboiled rice and saute for a minute or till rice pop up. Add the vazhakoombu/flower mix and stir well.
  • Cover and cook in medium flame, open and keep stirring in between. Switch off the stove when done.
  • Move to serving dish and serve warm with boiled Rice/Roti

Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Kaveri @ Palakkad Chamayal and the New U event hosted by Vardhini @ Zesty Palette

27 comments:

  1. so healthy and superb fry !!

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  2. Hi da from where did you buy this one? Once i got it from farmers market and it was bitter.Looks like it was not nendra vazha koombu. I love this thoran ,but my first experience really stops me from buying it

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    1. @Deepa: You'll find it in any asian stores near by Deeps. Don't chop the white n hard middle part and the white strips(as Ramya Manja said) which is bitter.

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  3. I haven't added rice in the plantain flower stir fry before looks wonderful

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  4. A very new dish for me..never tried this before..loved it ,will try this soon..

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  5. lovely thoran..but im lazy to do all the preps to make it ready for cooking..

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  6. kumbu thoran kandittu kothi aayittu vayya............

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  7. Wow this seriously looks very enticing and sounds sooper yummy..

    @Deepa(Just FYI) it won't taste bitter if u remove the small white strips or small white ribbons ...

    Happy Blogging n Enjoy Cooking.....

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    1. Thank you for your suggestion. May be I took that part last time. Since it was long back I don't remeber. Anyways I appreciate your reply

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    2. Thank you remya and pathibha for your suggestion.May be I did mistake last time. As it was long back I don't even remeber. Anyways I bought it yesterday from korean market and let me see how it goes and will update you

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  8. Looks so delicious..and this reminds me that I havenet tasted them like many ages ;-)..we dont get banana flowers here ..hugs and smiles

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  9. Very delicious koombu thoran..Whr did you find this here??I haven't seen it yet..

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    1. @Julie, I found it in H-Mart(asian grocery store) near our place. Sometimes I find them in Indian stores as well.

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  10. hi prathibha, i will love to try out this. we called it banana heart. we boiled them and then make salad with sauce, yummjy..
    you got very interesting ingredients for this, i am sure its delicious..
    have a great weekend dear

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  12. This is my fav fav thoran,beautifully presented...

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  13. fabulous recipe... beautiful presentation..

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  14. Healthy Thoran............nice clicks!!!!

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  15. First time here and so happy I stopped by :) I absolutely LOVE your presentation! And the subzi itself looks uber delicious and colorful and healthy! -Following you dear. Please do visit/follow my blog when you get a chance to stop by - cheers, and see you soon, priya

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  16. wow, one of my favourites, looks so delicious, superb presentation..

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  17. healthy & yummmy recipe...excellent cliks
    Tasty Appetite

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  18. what a beautiful and healthy dish!!! I'm a new follower!

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  19. Missing this veggie since I do not get it here. Thx for linking this yummy dish to the event.

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