Monday, January 31, 2011

VAZHAPPINDI VANPAYARU THORAN /BANANA STEM AND RED GRAM COOKED WITH GRATED COCONUT

Banana stem is rich in fibre and helps in weight loss. Like banana, banana stem is also rich in Potassium and Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 provides good immune system and Potassium prevents from high blood pressure. Having the juice of banana sttem twice a week will help you to recover from kidny stones and urinory infection.



Ingredients :

Vazhappindi / Banana Stem : 1medium Piece
Red Gram : 1/2Cup
Shallots : 6-7, Chopped finely
Crushed Chillli Flakes : 1 1/2tsp
Grated Coconut : 1/2Cup
Curry leaves : 2Springs
Coconut Oil
Salt

Method :

1. Soak red gram overnight. Wash it and keep aside.

2. Remove the outer covering of the bnanana stem and take the centre part. Cut them into rings and  chop again to small pieces. After chopping put them into water immedietly to avoid the changing  of color.

3. Pressure cook red gram along with banana stem, with enough water. Banana stem will release too much of water, so add correct amount of water.

3. Heat oil in a kadai and add shallots. Saute till it turns light brown in color. Now you can add crushed chilli flakes. Saute for 2minutes and add grated coconut & currry leaves.

4. Add the pressure cooked ingredients to the kadai with enough salt. Cook till the water leaves completely from the thoran.

5. Serve hot with rice, pappad, curd and pickle.

20 comments:

  1. Such a healthy and nutritious thoran..

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  2. Healthy and yummy stirfry..Njanum ethu try cheyyarundu..

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  3. Thoran looks wonderful and tasty.Regarding carving knife for fruit and veg here is the link
    where you can get it from amazon.The knife make is called kom kom.Alsoat the bottom of each carving post I always post ads for the books and equipment.Next time you drop by my blog check these out as you can get sets of different types of knives too.

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    For more info on fruit and veg carving click the tutorial page on my blog it has links for video tutorials and equipment also.This will help you get started.

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  4. Banana thoran looks wonderful. Excellent dish.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. This is absolutely an healthy dish! :D

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  6. I love this dish, my mommy used to make that often, back back...I miss both Mom and the dish. Loved ur version a lot better:)

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  7. ohhw i miss this combo here. enikivide vazhapindi kittila da..Adipoli, alochichittu kothy varunu...

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  8. This dish sounds delicious! I have never heard of banana stem before but I can't wait to try it now. Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. A healthy preparation. I was planning to get this cooked from Ammuma long ago, let me try this time.

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  10. nice combo of flavours-good one !!

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  11. What a combo! Looks very delicious.

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  12. Hy Lena,
    fantastic space you have..happy to follow u...do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty appetite

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  13. very yummy and love ur version of making this

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  14. My fav..nice click..looks so yummy yumm!!

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  15. Yummy :)

    First time in your blog and liked it totally :)

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