Sunday, September 11, 2016

Banana flower, carrot and moong sprout stir fry/Vazhapoo cherupayar mulapichathu thoran

Pictured:- rice, Banana flower moong sprout stir fry, Pachakaya ularthu,  Nadan sambaram/ Moru vellam

A healthy stir fry with banana flower, moong sprouts and carrot .


Banana flower, cleaned - 1 no
Moong sprout - 1 cup
Carrot, grated - 1 small
Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
Green chilli, chopped - 2 nos
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - a pinch
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Rice - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 1 no
Shallots, chopped - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, rice, curry leaves, red chillies, green chilli and shallots. When the shallots turn light brown in colour, add banana flower and salt. Close with a lid and cook. When the banana flowers are half cooked, add moong sprouts, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and cook. At last, add grated coconut and carrot. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Switch off the flame . Serves hot with rice sambar, moru kachiyathu. 


  1. I have never eaten banana flowers before but it looks interesting!

  2. Like Nancy, I too have never eaten banana flowers before. Wish I could try some of yours :-))

  3. My favourite. Make before but cleaning the flower, ahhh! quite a thing. This is a hunger throne version.

  4. banana flower is one of my favorite..

  5. yummy..but never tried with sprouts..will try soon

  6. this is very healthy yet tasty too.

  7. Adipoli thoran, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and featuring on this week's hop.

  8. I did not realise that you could eat banana flowers - what an interesting dish! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.



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