Kudappan – Payar Thoran (Banana Floret – Green Gram Thoran)

Ingredients for Kudappan – Payar Thoran (Banana Floret – Green Gram Thoran):

1. Green gram – 1 cup

2. Banana Floret (Kudappan/Vaazha Koomb) – 1

3. Coconut scrapped – 5 tablespoons

    Green chillies – 4

    Garlic – 4 cloves

    Shallots – 2

    Cumin seeds – A pinch

    Turmeric powder – A pinch

4. Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons

5. Mustard – 1 tsp

How to prepare Kudappan – Payar Thoran (Banana Floret – Green Gram Thoran)?

1. Cook green gram adding sufficient water. Don’t overcook it.

2. Chop banana floret, add a little oil and manually mix it well.

3. Blend ingredients no: 3 together in a mixer for thoran.

4. Heat oil and sputter mustard.

5. Add coconut mixture and sauté for a while.

6. Add banana floret and salt, and sauté till it’s almost cooked.

7. Add green gram on the top and close the lid.

8. After 3 minutes, open the lid and mix all contents together.

9. Water content should be fully absorbed.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine May 1-14, 2005

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