Vazhakoombu / Banana Flower – Cabbage Thoran


1 1/2 cup vazhakoombu/banana flower, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup cabbage, finely chopped
3/4 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 green chilly
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


  1. Chop vazhakoombu and cabbage into fine pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Crush grated coconut, cumin seeds, chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chilly and garlic together and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal and dry red chillies.
  4. Add chopped vazhakoombu and cabbage and mix well. Add salt, mix well and cook it covered for 4-5 minutes on low flame.
  5. Then add crushed coconut mixture, mix well and cook covered on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Then remove the lid and stir well for 1-2 minutes till all the water dries up…Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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