Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Raw Banana & Green Gram Puzhukku

  1. Green gram/Cherupayar - 1/2 cup soaked over night and pressure cooked until soft.
  2. Green banana  - 3 cut into cubes after scrapping off the outermost skin.
  3. Shallots - 3 (slice 2 and keep aside)
  4. Green chillies - 4
  5. garlic - 1 clove
  6. salt - to taste
  7. grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  8. curry leaves - 2 springs
  9. mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  10. Dry red chilly - 1 broken into few pieces
  11. Oil - 1tbsp

grind together the grated coconut,1 shallot and green chillies and garlic into a coarse paste.
Cook the cubed green banana with salt and water.
When this is cooked add in the cooked green gram and salt and mix well, there should be some water remaining.
Add in the coconut mixture and mix.Cover and cook for 2 minutes on a low flame.Turn the flame off.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds.When they splutter add the curry leaves , slices shallots and red chillies and fry until light brown.
Add the green gram and banana mixture into this and mix well.
Serve with rice or kanji.


  1. Healthy thoran and looks great.

  2. It is more like puzhukku ,not thoran !

  3. That's true Shyama .I will rename it to puzhukku.

  4. I have never made puzhukku even i loved it so much because i didnt know how to. Now i can and i did and loved it too. There are many traditional items i never got chance to learn at home. For people like me your blog is a gift. Thanks a lot.

  5. My pleasure Paro :) I am glad that you liked it.

  6. I was showing my husband your website. He might follow some of your salad recipes ;)

  7. Hmmm Shweta , you are making him cook :) .Thanks for visiting my blog .


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