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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vazhakka payar thoran (Raw banana with red gram)


Ingredients
Raw Banana- 3 Nos
Vanpayar/ Red cowpeas/ Red gram- 1cup
Shallots- 4 Nos
Green chilies- 4Nos
Grated coconut- 1 cup
Turmeric powder- ¼ tea spoon
Cumin seed- 1 pinch
For seasoning
Mustard seeds, curry leaf, dry red chilly & coconut oil
Preparation
Peel of banana skin and cut it into square pieces. Wash it with water and keep it immersed in water until it take for cooking. Cook vanpayar ( Red cowpeas) in cooker with enough water and salt for 10 min or wait for 3-4 whistles from pressure cooker. Drain off water and keep it aside. Cook banana in a pan with pinch of turmeric powder, salt, curry leaf and  enough  water to immerse it. Once banana become soft, drain off excess water.  Grind together coconut, shallots, garlic, green chilly & cumin seed in a grinder. Make sure not grind too much. Mix together cooked vanpayar, raw banana & grinded coconut mix. Keep the mixture in a pan and heat it for 2 min.
Seasoning
Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seed, sauté well shallots & curry leaf until shallots get crispy. Add this to the banana vanpayar mix. Now the delicious thoran is ready to serve.