Thursday, August 1, 2013

Vazhappo/Vazhachund-Cherupayar Thoran (Banana Flower-Green Gram Stir Fry

Here comes a nutritious,simple vegetarian stir fy with green gram and banana flower/banana buds

One interesting, useful and attractive info I got from Google about green gram is one of its health benefits .ie, weight control....

Green gram contains very low amount of calories. So it makes-up a very fine and effective remedy for losing those hefty kilos.(courtesy :Google)

Health Benefits of Banana Flower:

The banana flower’s health benefits are numerous. 

-The flower’s extracts combat pathogenic bacteria growth, and may also inhibit malarial bacterial growth as well.
-Banana flower’s chloroform extracts were found to stabilize blood sugar levels, which may help those suffering from diabetes.
-The high antioxidant content of banana flowers prevents oxidation and inhibits molecules from destabilizing DNA. This prevents heart diseases and strokes.
-A Himalayan Home Remedies article touts the banana flower for reducing the flow of menstrual blood.
-The banana flower’s high level of magnesium boosts mood and reduces anxiety.(Courtesy :LIVESTRONG.COM)

Ingredients :
Banana flower(Vazhachund) : 1 cup(chopped)
Green Gram(cooked) ; 1/2 cup
Coconut : half cup
Pearl onions : 4-5
Green Chilly : 2-3
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp

Preparation :

Remove 3-4 outer peels of vazhachund.Grate this into a bowl of water.Wash well (3-4 times), drain and apply some coconut oil. Crush the ingredients from 3-5

  • Heat a pan
  • Add the chopped  vazhachund ,2-3 tbsps of water ,salt and cover for 5-10 minutes(low flame)
  • Open the lid and add the cooked green gram and mix well
  • Put the crushed coconut mix into it and cover again.
  • Wait for 3-4 minutes
  • Open the lid and combine well
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Drizzle 2-3 drops of oil.



  1. This is my favorite but never get fresh ones here.

    1. very tasty alle????ithundenkil ethra choru venenkilum akathakkum

  2. Alhamdulillah, finally oru pachakkari recipe!!! ;)

  3. wow helathy one... bt ee vaazha chund chut cheyunnathil entho trick illee? viralil naaru chutti ? vttil umma akunnath pand kanditundd ;)

    1. athu vazhachund alla nawal/.....that z vazhapindi

  4. Ahh, ethine pattiya paranjathalle.. Good, awesome combo of the veggie & dal !