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Vaazhakkoombu-Thuvarapparippu/Toor Dal Thoran !! (Banana flower & pigeon peas in crushed coconut)


1 Banana flower peeled till white and chopped fine.
3/4 cup toor dal
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt as required
3/4-1 cup water

To crush

3/4 cup grated coconut
1 tsp chilly powder
3 cloves garlic
1 pinch cumin seeds

To temper

2 tsp coconut oil
1 dry chilly
1/2 tsp black gram/uzhunnu parippu
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprig curry leaves


  • Peel the banana flower till you see white colour leaves.Chop and rub with oil and salt.Keep this for 30 mts.This is to remove stain.
  • Pressure cook the toor dal adding salt,turmeric powder and water.Don’t over cook.
  • Cook the chopped banana flower adding salt and water.When it’s cooked,add the crushed coconut mixture and mix well.Further cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked toor dal to this and cook in slow flame till everything is mixed up well
  • Now heat oil in a small skillet and splutter mustard and black gram split/uzhunnuparippu.When it changes colour add the dry chilly and curry leaves.Pour the cooked banana flower-toor dal into this and sauté well.Check salt.Roast till dry.

5 comments on “Vaazhakkoombu-Thuvarapparippu/Toor Dal Thoran !! (Banana flower & pigeon peas in crushed coconut)

  1. Suja Sugathan
    April 14, 2011

    Healthy and yummy thoran,vaazhakkoombu thoran kayicha kaalam maranuu..yummy


  2. Jay
    April 14, 2011

    healthy n tempting…
    Tasty Appetite


  3. Priya
    April 14, 2011

    Wat a healthy thoran, love it with steaming rasam and rice..


  4. R
    April 14, 2011

    this is a totally new dish for me, look so yummy!


  5. Mehjabeen Arif
    April 14, 2011

    this dish is new to me.. liked it.

    sounds healthy 🙂


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This entry was posted on April 14, 2011 by in Banana flower, kerala food, Veg dry.


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