Vazhakoombu Cherupayar Thoran/Banana Blossom Green Gram Stir Fry

cherupayar-vazhakoombhu thoran


  1. Banana Blossom (Finely Chopped) – 2 Cups
  2. Moong Daal/Green Gram/Cherupayar (soaked) – 1/2 cup
  3. Grated Coconut – 1 cup
  4. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  5. Red chilly Powder – 1 tbsp
  6. Green Chilly(crushed) – 3
  7. Garlic( julienne cut) – 2
  8. Jaggery – Small lemon size
  9. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  10. Urad daal(Uzhunnu parippu) –1 tsp
  11. Dry Red Chilly – 2
  12. Curry leaves
  13. Oil – 2 tbsp
  14. Brown Rice(Kerala Matta Rice) – 1 tbsp
  15. Salt


  1. First, finely chop banana blossom and add turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and keep aside for 15 minutes. Make sure you squeeze out the extra water.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add moong daal and cook till soft .
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilly, urad daal and let it splutter. Make sure it doesn’t burn as it may become bitter.
  4. Add banana blossom, jaggery, salt and coconut oil and cover and cook on a low flame .
  5. After 5 minutes, add crushed green chilly, grated coconut, red chilly powder and mix well.
  6. Cover and cook without adding water.
  7. Once banana blossom cooked well, add boiled moong daal to it and mix well. Let it cook till dry.
  8. Heat coconut oil in a pan, fry brown rice and garlic till golden brown.
  9. Add it to the thoran at the time of serving
  10. Serve with Rice.




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