Squash Blossoms (Thoran) Stir Fry with Coconut


Hope you all are doing good . No soliloquy , no laments or celebration in this post ! I am just spring cleaning my space . 
I have definitely lost my blogging mojo, with a zillion other things taking away my time and thought will clear out some from drafts until I get back the time and motivation for the new ! 



Squash blossoms is one of those things that I buy from farmers market , every week ; which means I was making this thoran/stir fry at least once a week for the past couple of months . It reminds me a lot of the  Pumpkin blossoms (Mathan poovu ) back home and they are more or less same. N's aunt sent us a lot of tender Pumpkin leaves ( Mathan Ila) recently from their dying garden, so we were having a lot of these leaves and flowers this season :). Feeling right at home , though away from home !


Recipe for farm fresh stir fried Squash Blossoms(Thoran) with Coconut and green chili

Serves - 4
Total Cooking time - 15 minutes
Ingredients:-
Squash Blossoms - 1/2 lb
Green chili or fresh cayenne  chopped - 1 or 2
Ginger minced - 1/2  tea spoon(optional)
Salt to taste
Curry leaves - 2-3
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin - a pinch
Bowl 1
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Shallots - 2
Turmeric - a pinch
Method:-
Clean and finely chop Squash blossoms .
Lightly crush all the ingredients in Bowl 1.
Combine that with salt , chopped squash blossoms , green chili and ginger.
Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds .When they pop , add cumin , curry leaves fry for a couple of seconds and add the mix.
Saute for 5-7 minutes , on a medium flame, till it is done and dry.
Sprinkle a couple of tea spoons of water in between , to prevent it from sticking to the bottom
Serve warm with rice,  pulissery and fish fry.

Good Day!

Sarah

57 comments:

Lyndsey said...

What a beautiful healthy dish. I wish I could get my hands on some squash blossoms right now.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Thoran looks superb...Lovely clicks..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking flavourful thoran

Sandhya Hariharan said...

very innovative...

anthony stemke said...

A Lovely looking dish but the only ingredient I cannot obtain are the blossoms.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy looking Thoran with coconut. Wonderfully prepared.

Deepa
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Amina Khaleel said...

it looks so beautiful and delicious.. fantastic clicks..

Treat and Trick said...

Fantastic clicks and looks so yum!

Hari Chandana said...

Very interesting recipe.. looks absolutely inviting.. love the presentation too !!
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faseela said...

lovely presentation................superb dish

Prathima Rao said...

This vibrant, colorful, tasty disdh is so well presented :)
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Sravs said...

so interesting and new to me !! looks delicious !!

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lata raja said...

Never knew that we could cook these! The dish looks very invitingly colourful.

Shema George said...

Lovely thoran Sarah!
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kitchen queen said...

very delicious and innovative recipe.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never knew it is edible! Nice recipe!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

looks delicious and yummy Sarah

Rekha shoban said...

very innovative n interesting....beautiful click sarah!

An Open Book said...

have seen these arnd but never thought of making thoran..once had it deep fried at a restaurant and dint think high of it..but thoran sounds like a good idea

Uma said...

Very interesting recipe. As you said, squash blossoms look like mathan poovu only.

Suja said...

Healthy thoran,love it..

Asha said...

Sounds good..... Nice pics too..

Only Fish Recipes said...

very interesting recipe n innovative...loved it dear !

julie said...

very interesting recipe ,my mom used to prepare this..but never found it here!!
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Malli said...

A new thoran that I have never tried. It looks so good and your fine chopping of the veggies makes it look like confetti:)

Aarthi said...

YUMMO..This looks awesome..You have made perfectly dear..

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Priya said...

Thats a great looking thoran,never tried squash blossom this way.

Sowmya said...

I'm a huge fan of thoran....this is innovative, colorful and totally inviting!

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Alpana said...

New recipe for me..........looks awesome & the pics are amazing as usual. Thanks for sharing.

San said...

Squash stir fry is lovely sarah. Beautiful presentation.

divya said...

looks delicious... fabulous recipe..

vineetha said...

Intersting one...Mathan ila yum ,poovum oke thoran akum enu eniku innu kittiya puthiya arivanu,from u and Tina :)
See madichi avathe vegham poyi cook cheythe,then post it too :)

Manju said...

perfectly seasonal! Let me try getting my hands on some squash blossoms too! :)

aipi said...

Perfect fall recipe ~ loved the recipe to the core n your pics are always sensational my dear :)
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Tina said...

yummy thoran sarammoooo..

Rachu said...

Beautiful!..looks so delightful

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is new to me..looks and sounds healthy and yum

deepsrecipes said...

Completely new to me..Sarah,I have an Award for you..plz check out my blog

S.Menaga said...

New recipe to me..looks awesome!!

Pavithra said...

Wow love the recipe and ur pictures.. very sensational pictures.

Shilpakiran said...

where did u get such fresh one ..looks too yummy ..happy to follow your blog

Sarah said...

me tooo... i also make mathan poov and ila thoran almost once a week! And i love it and cant get enough of it... though i add some mung dal to the thoran... next time i'll try ur way :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

This is new ro me Sarah, the thoran looks awesome and so healthy.

Plami said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

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jobinbasani said...

This looks terrific :)

The pics are so great that I visit your site just to improve my appetite ;-)

Angie's Recipes said...

What a pretty and tasty dish!

Plateful said...

Ah girl, I've also lost the "spark" to blog these days...& I'm hoping I'll get it back soon :( But you surprise me honey. You come up with using all these foreign ingredients in totally naadan ways. You are awesome, really awesome my friend!

The Malaysia Project said...

Looks fantastic!

Sushma Mallya said...

Delicious ...love those vibrant colors..yum!

zareena said...

Just6 WOWWW!!! Amazing and stunning pics.Squash Blossom made in a nadan way. Excellent. Looks absolutely delicious.

themustardseed said...

What a beautiful looking dish. Love the fresh and crisp look of it!

Malli said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
A well-deserved award awaits you at my page please pick it up. You never cease to amaze me with your creative recipes:) Congrats!

Chitra said...

lovely thoran with squash blossoms...very unique and colour full

Shabs said...

What a beautiful looking dish , and the pics are just awesome as always :) . What kind of lens do you use in these pics , are they the really low aperture ones ? .

Sarah Naveen said...

Shabs, i used a 18-135 mm lens i bought with the camera..the sky was so gloomy that day :)

ashla said...

hey sarah

your blogs could make an exquisite cook book..

thank you so much for the effort and the heart you have put into each post....I'm a big fan of Vazhayila.
Do keep posting.

Cheers!

Ashla

Ola said...

can't wait for the season to try them!

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