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banana flower thoran recipe
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Chundum payarum thoran

Banana flower and green gram thoran recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: banana flower recipes, poriyal, stir fry recipes, thoran
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to grind

  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2-3 nos small onions
  • 1 no green chilli
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Other ingredients

  • 1 no banana flower
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk/curd - mixed with 2 cups water
  • 1 cup green gram
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 no red chilli
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • Grind together coconut, small onions, green chilli and turmeric powder to a coarse paste without adding water.
  • Clean the banana flower, take the innermost pale yellow part and make it slits all over and chop it very finely.
  • Soak it in buttermilk until use.
  • Pressure cook the green gram with salt to 2-3 whistles. Drain and keep it aside until use.
  • Heat coconut oil, crackle mustard seeds, red chilli and curry leaves.
  • To this, add the chopped and drained banana flower and cook until soft.
  • add turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
  • further, add coconut masala and cook till raw smell leaves.
  • lastly, add the cooked green gram and mix once.
  • cook for another 1 minute and serve hot.