Monday, October 26, 2009


'Bowndi' is what we call in Konkani. Its one of my favourite vegge but, I prepare rarly at home and the main reason is I hate chopping them which I feel its a hectic job. But here, thanks to my MIL who did for me. I have heard one tips for removing its bitterness is to soak them in the buttermilk. But according to me, this process may result in loosing all nutrients. So I dont prefer those. I just love its flavour a lot. And why not, this banana flower tastes great in any form. My mom makes cutlets out of them which is just incredible in taste. Will try out and will come up with the recipe soon. :)


1 Banana flower.

1 tbsp Urad dal.

1/4 Cup Grated Coconut.

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1 Green chilli.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


Remove the outter petals until you get a edible portion. Chop them finely after picking out the sticks and the transparent petals from them. Wash them into water and keep it aside.

Heat the oil in a pan and splutter mustard seends. Add ural dal and stir till it becomes brown. Later add green chilli , the chopped banan flower and salt with some adequate water to cook.

Bring them to boil and simmer for few min till its cooked. Meantime in a bowl, mix the grated coconut with turmeric and chilli powder and keep it aside.

When the banana flower is well cooked, add the coconut mixture and saute them until its completly dry.

Remove and serve hot.


''PRASU'' has given me ''360 FOODIE AWARD'' , ''BEST BLOG DART THINKER'' , ''PRESENTATION AWARD'' , AND ''I LOVE READING YOUR BLOG AWARD'' . Thanks dear for the precious awards. I am honoured to get from you.

Also ''OVER THE TOP AWARD''. Woo you have showered me with lots of awards dear. Thanks again :). This award goes with a fun meme, which has to be passed on to 6 of your favourite blogs and which has to be answered with only one word.

Here is the meme part:

1. Where is your cell phone: I dont have cell phone :(

2. Your hair: Black.

3. Your mother: Manju v shenoy.

4. Your father: Vasudeva shenoy.

5. Your favorite food: Patravodo.

6. Your dream last night: None.

7. Your favorite drink: All fruit juice.

8. Your dream/goal: There are lots.

9. What room are you in: My Bedroom room.

10. Your hobby: Mainly playing with smera.

11. Your fear: Missing my loved once.

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: God knows.

13. Where were you last night: Home.

14. Something you aren’t: Bold.

15. Muffins: Good.

16. Wish list item: Its a secret.

17. Where did you grow up: Chennai.

18. Last thing you did: Writing a post on Blog

19. What are you wearing: Nighty.

20. Your TV: ON

21. Your pets: No

22. Your friends: There are lots.

23. Your life: My family.

24. Your mood: It depends.

25. Missing someone: Yes.

26. Vehicle: Dont have my own :(

27. Something you’re not wearing: Mini skirts :)

28. Your favorite store: Kohls.

29. Your favorite color: Black.

30. When was the last time you laughed: My daughter makes me laugh any time. Just few min b4.

31. Last time you cried: ( Funny question ).

32. Your best friend: Mom.

33. One place that I go over and over: Gokarnath temple.

34. One person who emails me regularly: None.

35. Favorite place to eat: Any place with my loved once.

I would like to pass on to ''SIREESHA'' , ''SUSHMA MALLYA'' , ''CURRY LEAF'' , ''BABLI'' , ''SUKANYA RAMKUMAR'' , ''HAPPY COOK''.

Congratulation gals :)



Happy cook said...

Loved reading you meme, now i have no clus what is Patravodo is.
Thankyou for passing it to me also.

prasu said...

nice recipe dear............cliks is good.........congrats on all ur awards and enjoyed ur meme.

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi suma...Congraz on ur awards...and thanks a lot for passing it to me as well...was nice reading ur meme as looks very nice and lovely presentation

Vrinda said...

This is my fav,here i dont get fresh banana flower...once i tried from chinese store but tasted so bitter....,looks yummm,just want to eat with rice...

Uj said...

I am somehow not very fond of bondi.. My mum loves it though.. nice presentation :) Loved reading your meme.. Miss going to gokarnanath temple so much!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice reading ur MEME and thanks for passing it to me. Banana flower thoran looks so good. Its been a long time since I had this. YUM!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Congrats and enjoyed ur meme...Thoran looks lovely.

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks for ur appreciation... :)

Cham said...

I love the banana blossom just for the particular taste! Good one Suma! Congrats on ur awards :)

Curry Leaf said...

Love the sukke Suma.I prepare it slightly diffrent.I too hate chopping it and avoid it like anything.CONGRATS on your awards and hearty THANKS for passing it to me as well.It was nice reading your meme.I love bondi cutlets and an looking forward to your version. Thnaks again.

Curry Leaf said...

PS: I am at present muching on patrovado tada... :P

Parita said...

Thoran looks delicious! would love to try this very soon!

Padhu said...

Thoran looks yummy.Love dishes with banana flower .New comer here .Do visit my blog

sowmya.s said...

nicely presented..

Babli said...

Wonderful presentation with mouth watering pictures. Looks delicious.
Please collect your award from my blog.

Jaishree said...

Thoran looks nice it is my fav too:) Congraz on ur awards..Loved reading your meme..

Nandini said...

Thoran looks delicious! Nice presentation!

Valarmathi said...

looks yumm, nice presentation.

Suma Rajesh said...

Thank u so much..


I too make the same way except i boil separately and then add and make thoran :)

Valli datta said...

Hi Suma.....Your collection of recipes is very very nice....and my mom used to make this curry regularly.....i also own a cooking blog.....but i am beginner in cooking. if you get some time please visit my blog@ and give me your valuable suggestions/tips/comments.

Laavanya said...

I love this too but hardly make bcos of work involved

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