Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vazhakka thoran/Raw banana with grated coconut

Banana plant or plantain is found in large quantity in the backyard of most of the houses. Every part of the plant, the fruit, flower and the inner stem are edible and is consumed in a variety of recipes especially in south indian cuisine. The leaf is sometimes also used to wrap the food in to add flavour and are used as plates while serving south indian thali or during sadhya.

Raw banana thoran is a delectable vegetable preparation with chopped raw bananas and coconut. This is an easy to make side dish which takes only 10 minutes to prepare.


  1. Raw banana- 2nos
  2. Water- as required
  3. Coconut(grated)- 1cup
  4. Green chillies- 3nos
  5. Cumin seeds- 1/2tsp
  6. Garlic- 2cloves
  7. Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
  8. Oil- 1tbsp
  9. Curry leaves- few
  10. Mustard seeds- 1/2tsp
  11. Salt- as per taste


  1. Peel the bananas, cut into small pieces and wash them properly.
  2. Take a pan and put the sliced bananas, turmeric powder, salt and water as required and cook it.
  3. Grind coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds and garlic coarsely.
  4. Add this to the cooked bananas and mix it properly and saute for 2 minutes on low flame.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add curry leaves and pour this to the cooked banana mixture and mix till it blends well.
  6. Serve warm with rice.


  1. I love coconut so I can't wait to try this! Your recipes and pictures look amazing!!!

  2. Thanks, You will definitely like this:)


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