Vazha koombu/poovu thoran (banana blossom stir fry)

Did you know that, there is no part of a banana tree that goes unused?? The fruits, of course, we all know, then there is the banana blossom, banana stem and roots.... I don't know how many are aware, but all of these are edible and tasty as well, and then yes, there are the leaves which we South Indians use, to eat from. Quite a tree , don't you agree!!
Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy




  • Preparation

    Heat oil in a pan. Tip in the crushed shallots and curry leaves and sauté till the onions turn a golden brown. Lower the flame, add chilly powder and salt and stir well for a minute.

    Add the grated coconut and mix well. Finally, drop in the chopped banana blossom, stir well and then cover and cook.

    Give a stir once in a while.

    The blossoms will turn tender when done.

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