Kodappan Thoran

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Kodappan Thoran


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 nos kodappen / vazhaipoo / banana flower

  • 1/25 cups grated coconut (depending on your preference for coconut)

  • 2-3 nos pearl onions

  • 1 nos chopped onion

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic

  • 2 nos green chillies

  • 1 nos dried red chilly

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder (optional) – if you like it spicy

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 250 ml oil


  • Peel the outer layers of the banana flower
  • Coat the knife with some oil
  • Take a bowl of water
  • From the top of the flower, slice it vertically and horizontally and then cut it as shown
  • Try to get the pieces as small as possible
  • Put the cut pieces into the water immediately
  • This is to protect the pieces from browning or blackening
  • Cook the banana flower pieces in water and salt for about 5 – 8 minutes or till the pieces are cooked
  • Strain and keep aside
  • This step is done to prevent the bitterness which comes from certain varieties of kodappen
  • If you are certain of your source, then you can directly add it later and then cook it with the masala for 5 minutes
  • Grind the coconut, sliced pearl onions, curry leaves, sliced green chillies and turmeric powder together
  • Heat oil in a pan and sputter mustard seeds in it
  • Add chopped onions and garlic and saute till soft
  • Then add curry leaves and sliced dried chilly
  • You can also add red cilli powder if you want
  • Mix well and saute for 1 minute
  • Add the cooked flower pieces and mix well
  • Then add the coconut mixture and stir well
  • Cover and cook for 1 minute
  • Delicious thoran is ready