Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran

A nadan vegetarian recipe

Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran

A nadan vegetarian recipe

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Sobha Kesavan

Published On: 02 Sep 2014

Rating: 3
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20 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

  • Vaazhapoo : 3 - 4 nos
    Chopped onion / shallots : ¼ cup
    Grated coconut : ½ cup
    Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
    Salt : to taste
    Coconut / refined oil : 2 - 3 tsp

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 1

Clean the Vaazhapoo, (Since vaazhappoo has many layers and rows of small flowers, remove only these small flowers and skin which looks like onion skin and discard them) .

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Step 2 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 2

Take some water in a vessel and cut the plantain flowers into the water in very thin, small size.

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Step 3 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 3

Remove the fibers from the cut plantain flowers (take a small stick and turn it in the water in which the cut plantain flowers are kept so that the fibers will roll on the stick and it can be discarded).

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Step 4 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 4

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Step 5 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 5

Remove water from the vaazhapoo pieces and keep it aside for about five minutes.

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Step 6 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 6

Heat oil in a frying pan and add the chopped onion into it.

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Step 7 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 7

Add Salt and red chilli powder also into this onion and stir it well.

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Step 8 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 8

When colour of this mix turns into golden, add the cleaned vaazhapoo pieces and stir it well .

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Step 9 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 9

Cover it with a plate and allow to cook it in low flame for about 15 minutes without applying water.

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Step 10 Vaazhappoo (Plantain Flower) Thoran Recipe

Step 10

When the vaazhapoo is cooked well, add grated coconut and stir it further.

Step 11

Vaazhapoo thoran is ready and it can be served as side dish with rice or chappathi / poori etc.

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Sucy George

Good recipe.Some changes on the recipe makes it easier , for example, instead of putting the flower after cutting into water, it can be smeared with cooking oil to remove the bitterness and also it is a good roughage if you don't remove the fibre in it.

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