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Monday, April 07, 2014

Banana Blossom Thoren

Bonus recipe for tomorrow's guests at Madison Square MLCC for the Assiniboine Park Conservatory.

If you have stomach problems, Banana Blossom (flower) Thoren is an Ayurvedic cure.

1 Banana blossom
2-3 Small onions
3 cloves Garlic
1 Green chili
1 Dried red chili
½ cup Coconut
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
½ tsp Cumin powder
Curry leaves
Coconut oil
Mustard seed

Slice the small onions.
Grind together, coconut, green chilly, garlic, 1-2 curry leaves, turmeric powder, cumin powder.
Remove the outer hard leaves of banana flower until you see the lighted colored part.
Wash it well, and chop it , and mix it well with little coconut oil keep aside.
Slice the small onions and garlic.

Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seed, add onion once the it is spluttered.
Add dried chilly and curry leaves.
Add chopped banana flower, salt and sauté well
Add very little water and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Group it together and pour the grounded paste on top.
Before mixing the ground paste, close it with a lid and and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Mix it well after and keep in low flame for few minutes.

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