Monday, March 14, 2011

Vazhapoo-parippu Thoran (Banana flower-Toor dal)


Toor dal-i/2 cup
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chilli powder--1/2tbsp
Coconut oil-as needed
Salt-to taste
curry leaves-as needed

Take vazhapoo and remove the outer coverings until u get the yellow soft leaves. Chop it very nicely and keep it aside in water for some time. Wash well and squeeze it from water.Cook it in a pressure cooker with turmeric powder and salt for 10 minutes after 1st whistle. Cook dal with salt in another pan. Careful not to overcook it.
In a wok, heat oil, spultter mustard seeds, add crushed shallots and garlic. When it gives a nice aroma, add chilli powder and curry leaves. Then add the cooked vazhapoo into this, sauté it and lastly add toor dal and salt to taste.

sending this to Kerala Kitchen

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