Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vazha Thatta/Vazhapoo Thoran aka Plantain blossom stir fry

My first post for 2012...Thought will start it with something healthy...:)...


Vazhapoo/Vazha thatta-1 no
Mustard-1 tsp
Bengal gram/Urud dal-1 tsp
Dry red chilli-2 no
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Curry leaves-4 to 5 leaves
Coconut oil/veg oil-1 to 2 tsp
Method of Preparation:
1. Take the vazhapoo and remove the first 3 to 4 layers if it is dark colored.
2. Check the flowers inside these layers, if they have dark stamens remove it.If the flower is fresh use them.
3. Now cut the flower to small pieces and was it in water which has a pinch of turmeric and salt in it.
4. Drain and keep aside.
5. Heat a wok with oil and sputter mustard. Then add dry chilli and bengal gram and wait till it turns golden. Add the curry leaves and the cut flower along with turmeric powder and salt.
6. Close the lid and cook on low.Once done,add the grated coconut and mix well.Take from heat.Serve as side for rice.





Notes:
1. When  the flower is kept long after cutting it turns black.
2. Cook without adding water, If its sticks at the bottom of wok just add about 2 tbsp water max.
3. The layers that are dark and thick should be removed before cooking, else they sometimes give bitter taste.
4. You can use 1/4 piece of a onion and fry it before adding the flower, then continue cooking the same way.
5. Adding coconut can be made optional.
Sending this to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Kaveri of Palakad Chamayal

52 comments:

  1. Wonderful clicks reshmi. I missing few authentic indian recipes and one is this what you blogged. I like it a lot and eagerly waiting to try when I get Vazha thatta.

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  2. Delicious thoran..Lovely presentation!!


    Erivum Puliyum

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  3. wonderful dish!...Happy New year!

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  4. thoran looks so inviting...coconut oil preparation a,very flavorful too rt??try adding cooked tuvar dal, it gives nice taste and flavor..
    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event ~ Dish It Out-Brinjal n Garlic

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  5. Healthy recipe..I've to look for Banana blossoms.Totally forgot about it! :)

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  6. Authentic and delicious recipe.. looks awesome !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  7. Wish you a very happy new year dear :)

    One of my fav.. my mom made this so well. I am yet to try my hands on this one.. Last time I tried it did not come that great ...

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  8. so tempting preperation...lovely clicks

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  9. so healthy thoran.....super...awesome clicks and presentation....

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  10. Amazing shots.... My favorite thoran.

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  11. Wat a healthy and delicious thoran.

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  12. Healthy and yummy kootu.. Love it..

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  13. i love this thoran, but getting this while outside Kerala is quite difficult..
    do visit my DESSERTS event and link up your entries.

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  14. Yum yum,mouthwatering here, wat a super tempting dish..

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  15. Oh I love this,but never find a good quality one here :(
    Yummy clicks..

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  16. Looks yummy and lovely clicks too...

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  17. Healthy and tasty curry...my fav anytime

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  18. Yumm and healthy Thoran Dear .Delish clicks

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  19. yumm & flavorful.. We make it little differently with mustard powder..

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  20. so healthy and delicious thoran..awesome clicks Reshmi...its my fav too..

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  21. U ve such a wonderful blogggg!!!!glad to follow u...

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  22. Miss having this.Your thoran looks so very good and loved the presentation.

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  23. Very healthy and lovely thoran..

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  24. I love this a lot, lovely pictures!

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  25. Happy new year dear! Delicious poriyal. I make them quite often as I love it with rasam rice. But cleaning is quite a process for sure :-)

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  26. beautiful clicks Rashmi. love this recipe.
    here's wishing you a very happy new year.

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  27. Ethu ente fav thoran annu, edakidakku medichu undakkum..Pics adipoli ketto..

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  28. Healthy and delicious thoran Reshmi...Lovely clicks

    Thanks for linking it to the event.

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  29. The clicks are wonderful and the thoran looks amazing. Great presentation. Loved it.

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  30. delicious recipe... nice presentation... wish you a very happy new year..

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  31. Those are some gorgeous pictures.. esp on the leaves

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  32. hey dear..please grab an award from my space :)

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  33. Delish & healthy!!! yes, great way to start the year with.. :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  34. all the spices combined sounds like a great idea! I just imagine how good this smells

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  35. Deliciou thoran .new recipe for me..will try soon..

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  36. Very healthy and nutritional! I love the presentation over the leaves!

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  37. Reshmi, I am announcing Valentines Special – my 1st blog event and a Giveaway.!. Please do be a part of it and send in your recipes..! :)Thanx.!

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  38. Tempting click & this is my all time fav..thanks for sharing..

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  39. Hey Reshmi, This dishis looking Gud… ! happy Pongal to you and ur family. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

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  40. delicious thoran and pics are Wonderful.......

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  41. i must say this is absolutely beautiful.... love susan chacko's kitchen

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  42. Lovely thoran and an awesome clicks. One of the veggeis I miss so much here in the US.

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