Kerala Vazhakka Thoran

Kerala Vazhakka Thoran or Banana Stir Fry is a vegetarian dish traditionally prepared from raw plantains. You can find plantain trees in the backyard of most houses in Kerala. During monsoon season whenever banana trees fall before the bunch ripens, Vazhakka Thoran is planned. Kerala Vazhakka Thoran is unique, tasty and very nutritious with chopped plantain pieces blended with a spicy coconut mixture. The dish is very simple to prepare and tastes great with hot rice. You will find the dish as an integral part of Sadhya menu. You can explore a well illustrated Kerala Vazhakka Thoran dish here.

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Kerala Vazhakka Thoran

Kerala Vazhakka Thoran or Banana Stir Fry is a vegetarian dish traditionally prepared from raw plantains. You can find plantain trees in the backyard of most houses in Kerala. During monsoon season whenever banana trees fall before the bunch ripens, Vazhakka Thoran is planned. Kerala Vazhakka Thoran is unique, tasty and very nutritious with chopped plantain pieces blended with a spicy coconut mixture. The dish is very simple to prepare and tastes great with hot rice. You will find the dish as an integral part of Sadhya menu. You can explore a well illustrated Kerala Vazhakka Thoran dish here.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Rugmini Kamalan

Published On: 03 Aug 2006

Rating: 4
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15 Minutes
Served : 3
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

For preparing Kerala Vazhakka Thoran, slowly peel off the outer surface of the plantain skin and finely chop them.

Step 2

Put the chopped pieces in water.

Step 3

Add a little gruel water(Kanji vellam) into the above water and keep it for sometime.
:- This is done to get rid of the serum.

Step 4

Place the above chopped plantain pieces along with turmeric powder, water and required salt in a vessel and allow it to cook. Keep this aside.

Step 5

Place grated coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies, garlic cloves and curry leaves in a mixer bowl and run it once into a coarse form.

Step 6

Mix together the coconut mixture with the cooked plantain.

Step 7

Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.

Step 8

Splutter mustard seeds and saute red chillies, rice and curry leaves.

Step 9

Add the plantain mixture and mix well.

Step 10

Lower the flame and cook Kerala Vazhakka Thoran till done.

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Wilsy

Tasty

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Sapna

Do we have to add cooked plain rice?

AK AzadDry rice in oil along with mastard, dry chilly and curry leaves

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etin

Very good. Tried this and all fell in love with this.. Thanks a lot.

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Jayashree

Is the same what we call Vazzkhai elcheri

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