Vazhachundu Payar Thoran (banana Flower And Cow Pea Beans Stir Fry)
There is not any part on the banana plant that we Keralites throw away. Every part from the fruit, leaf, stem, root and fruit is cooked or used in cooking. And what is thrown away is often used in handicrafts making like the bags and basked woven from banana fibre. I love the banana flower from all the parts of banana plant. Cleaning it is a task that I dread especially because it leaves my thumbs stained. But this curry is so rich in fibre and I love the pairing of it with green gram or cow pea beans. This was the first time I tried it for my kiddo and she loved it too. The real way of cooking it required a lot of coconut and coconut oil. Skipping these might not give you a good flavour. So if you have the time and patience to try this one go ahead get those fingers stained it is worth the effort. I love this curry with kanji, papad, pickle and curd.