Vazhaipoo Thoran | Banana flower stir fry

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Ready In: 10m

Vazhaipoo Thoran | Banana flower coconut stir fry

Healthy and tasty Vazhaipoo thoran with grated coconut.

Banana flower / vazhapoo thoran is a traditional dish of South India. In our home, we used to make this fry once a week. It is a very healthy and crunchy side dish for rice. We can make this fry in many ways.

You can find another style of banana flower fry recipe here. Banana Flower fry / Vazhapoo thoran

Banana flowers(vazhapoo) are rich in dietary fibers, proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, and flavonoids (Flavonoids were referred to as Vitamin P) .

<h3>Nutritional Information in 1/4 cup of banana flower</h3>

Calories 89
Potassium 358mg
Total Carbs 23g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 15%
Iron 2%
Calcium 1%

Some medicinal information about banana flower / vazhapoo are given below.

Oral intake of banana flowers for 30 days may significantly reduce the blood sugar levels and increase the total hemoglobin level It is important to talk to a doctor to determine the dosage that is right for you.
Antioxidant Activity
Banana flowers possess antioxidant properties and thereby stabilize the free radicals formed as a result of various metabolic processes in the body.
Menstrual Bleeding
Consuming one cooked banana flower with one cup of curd or yogurt is one of the most efficient way of treating excessive bleeding during menstruation. The cooked banana flower and curd combination increases the level of progesterone in the body and thereby reduces bleeding.

How to make banana flower stir fry


1 no of Vazhaipoo/banana flower
1 cup of Grated Coconut
1/2 no of chopped onion
2 no of garlic
4 no of Green chilli
Salt to taste
To season
1/2 spn. of Mustard seeds
3 springs of Curry leaves
1 spn. of Oil


Step 01

Clean and finely chop vazhappoo.

Step 02

Crush grated coconut with onion,garlic and green chilli.

Step 03

Mix vazhapoo with crushed coconut mix and salt with hands.Keep aside for 5 minutes.

Step 04

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 05

Splutter mustard seeds.

Step 06

Add vazhappoo mix and stir well.

Step 07

Cover lid of the pan and cook for 5 min in low flame.

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