Kerala Style Vazhaykka Cherupayar Thoran | Raw Banana with Green Gram and Coconut
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1. Raw Banana - 2 Cups - Cut into small pieces
  • 2. Green gram - ¼ Cup
  • 3. Coconut - ½ Cup
  • 4. Shallots - 4 Nos (Chuvannulli)
  • 5. Garlic - 4 Cloves (Medium size)
  • 6. Green chilly - 2 Nos
  • 7. Cumin seeds - ½ Teaspoon (Jeerakam)
  • 8. Turmeric powder - ¼ Teaspoon (Manjalpodi)
  • 9. Salt - As required
  • --- For tempering ---
  • 10. Coconut oil - 1 Tablespoom
  • 11. Mustard seeds - ¼ Teaspoon
  • 12. Shallots - 2 Teaspoon - Chopped
  • 13. Dried red chilly - 2 Nos
  • 14. Curry leaves - 2 Stems
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook green gram if it was not soaked in water.
  2. Crush ingredients 3 - 8 coarsely and keep aside.
  3. Cook raw banana and green gram with ½ cup of water and salt on a ow flame with lid on.
  4. When raw banana and green gram are cooked 75% add the crushed ingredients.
  5. Mix well and put the lid on and cook till raw banana and green gram are cooked well.
  6. In a pan add coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  7. Add rest of the tempering ingredients and fry till light brown.
  8. Add the tempering to the banana and green gram thoran and mix well.
Notes
- Plantains (Ethaykka) or few banana varieties can be used to make Vazhaykka Cherupayar Thoran.
- Vazhaykka Thoran can be made without Cherupayar too. i.e., without green gram.
- Rub some oil on hands to remove the stain while cutting banana.
- Chop banana into water to prevent it from becoming dark color. Strain the water before cooking.
- Only peel the dark skin of the banana, don’t peel deeper. Vazhaykka Thoran can be cooked without peeling too.
- Wash and soak green gram in water at least for 3 hours or over night. This will help to cook the green gram easily. Or else pressure cook the green gram separate.
- If green gram is pressure cooked, add green gram only when adding crushed ingredients.
- Green gram or Brown peas (Vanpayar) can be used for Vazhaykka Thoran.
Recipe by Anishyas Kitchen at http://anishyaskitchen.com/kerala-style-vazhaykka-cherupayar-thoran-raw-banana-with-green-gram-and-coconut/