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Vazhaipoo Thoran | Banana flower fry

2015-05-14
  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 10m
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Vazhaipoo Thoran | Banana flower coconut stir fry


Healthy and tasty Vazhaipoo thoran with grated coconut.


Banana flower / vazhapoo thoran is a traditional dish of south India.In our home we used to make this fry once in a week. It is a very healthy and crunchy side dish for rice. We can make this fry in many ways.

You can find another style of banana flower fry recipe here.Banana Flower fry / Vazhapoo thoran

Banana flowers(vazhapoo) are rich in dietary fibers, proteins,unsaturated fatty acids,vitamin E and flavonoids (Flavonoids were referred to as Vitamin P) .

Nutritional Information in 1/4 cup of banana flower

Calories 89
Potassium 358mg
Total Carbs 23g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 15%
Iron 2%
Calcium 1%

Some medicinal information about banana flower / vazhapoo are given below.

Diabetes
Oral intake of banana flowers for 30 days may significantly reduce the blood sugar levels and increase the total hemoglobin level It is important to talk to a doctor determine the dosage that is right for you.
Antioxidant Activity
Banana flowers possess antioxidant properties and thereby stabilize the free radicals formed as a result of various metabolic processes in the body.
Menstrual Bleeding
Consuming one cooked banana flower with one cup of curd or yogurt is one of the most efficient way of treating excessive bleeding during menstruation. The cooked banana flower and curd combination increases the level of progesterone in the body and thereby reduces bleeding.

Ingredients

1 no of Vazhaipoo/banana flower
1 cup of Grated Coconut
1/2 no of chopped onion
2 no of garlic
4 no of Green chilli
Salt to taste
To season
1/2 spn. of Mustard seeds
3 springs of Curry leaves
1 spn. of Oil

Method

Step 01


Clean and finely chop vazhappoo.

Step 02


Crush grated coconut with onion,garlic and green chilli.

Step 03


Mix vazhapoo with crushed coconut mix and salt with hands.Keep aside for 5 minutes.

Step 04


Heat oil in a pan.

Step 05


Splutter mustard seeds.

Step 06


Add vazhappoo mix and stir well.

Step 07


Cover lid of the pan and cook for 5 min in low flame.

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