Saturday, 8 August 2015

Mattappoo Thoran ( Pumpkin flower Thoran )

Mattappoo Thoran

These Pumpkin flowers had grown in my balcony garden today morning. Normally I dip it in the batter (Bengal gram flour, kalonji, chillies chopped, poppy seeds) and fry them. Today I thought of doing something different. So prepared the pumpkin flowers in Kerela style. The dish is called --   Thoran


Ingredients: 

Pumpkin flowers and tender leaves of pumpkin.

1/2 cup coconut grated

1 tsp cumin seeds

Salt to taste

2 green chillies

1/2 tsp turmeric pd.

4 to 5 garlic

Some curry leaves

1 medium onion chopped

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 dry chilli

Curry leaves

2 tbsp coconut oil or any normal oil.


Method: 

Chop the pumpkin flowers and leaves. Roughly grind coconut, salt, turmeric, cumin seeds, curry leaves, onion and garlic and keep it aside. Take a vessel add oil and let it heat. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry chilli. As it starts to splatter add the chopped pumpkin flowers and leaves. Saute it for some time and add the paste. Cook the vegetable on slow fire until dry. Serve it with hot rice.


 For non vegetarians: 

You can add small prawns or any small fish. Just fry it and add to the vegetable.