Vazhakka Thoran / Ethakka Thoran/ Raw banana Stir fry



Vazha or Plantain plant is found in abundance in the backyard of most of the houses back home.Its an awesome sight to see the drooping Plantain leaves( vazhayila) after a rainy day especially in monsoon season. My predilection for this sight is known among all those who knows me well and hence i adapted the name for my blog "Vazhayila" Almost all parts of this plant is edible and we make a variety of dishes with it. Thoran with banana flower, green banana, The skin of banana, stir fries , Curry with green and  ripe plantains, the stem( Pindi) and even the seeds ( Kaa vithu). More plantain recipes here
Vazhayila is an integral part in all the Feast especially the Onam sadya in kerala and the aroma of the feast served on Vazhayila is  ineffable!!! A simple medley of raw banana, with grated coocnut and some add ons , this recipe made a regular presence in our onam sadya too.



Recipe for Kerala Style vazhakka thoran
Ingredients:-
Raw banana/ Green plantains - 4
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Crushed garlic - 3 cloves
Chopped green chiles - 2 nos
Shallots - 5
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Oil

Method
Peel and chop the raw banana into small pieces.
Cook it covered by adding a cup water and salt , till it is done.
Grind grated coconut, Turmeric powder, green chiles and crushed garlic and 3 shallots to a coarse paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
When the pop up add cumin seeds and curry leaves and chopped shallots and fry it for a minute.
Add cooked raw plantains and combine it with the coconut mix.saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
Serve warm with Rice.
Cheers!!!
Sarah  

57 comments:

Fuat Gencal said...

Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık.

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Padhu said...

I prepare it in the same way sans garlic .Looks yummy!!

ganga said...

ente favourite thoran aanu...pic adipoli

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Eda ethinu njan kazhichathe ullo.Pic super ayitundu.athu pinne parayendallo,alle:)

Kamalika said...

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THe dish and the snap looks awesome as usual....

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Thoran looks delicious...one of my favorites...

Satya said...

thoran looks really delicious ...very tempting click too ...my all time favorite

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Vasavi Suresh said...

Looks yummy and inviting.

Akila said...

looks really lovely dear...

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Santosh Bangar said...

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TREAT AND TRICK said...

Simple and yummy!

Nitha said...

My favorite too... Love the clicks..

Vrinda said...

Pretty thoran...Mahi's fav

Laya said...

Wonderful click sarah.I wonder how you take your photos. I have bookmarked 6-7 of your onasadya Special recipes for me to make this weekend.

aipi said...

thoran looks great..nice clicks

Swathi said...

Thoran adipoli Sarah, I like thoran's all vegetables.

Suja Sugathan said...

Adipoli thoran..my favorite too.

Madhavi said...

Super click Sarah, and thoran looks good!!!

Sayantani said...

love your thoran recipes and inspired by you often make it at home. banana plant is very iportant in Bengali culture too....they make it to everywhere from marriages to dining table and we almost eat all parts of it. am bookmarking this for another plantain dish. looks lovely sarah.

Gulmohar said...

My fav thoran...Looks so yumm...

Yummy Team said...

Love plantain thoran..Looks really yummy..

kitchen queen said...

lovely and delicious thoran.

Kairali sisters said...

Ente fav anu vazhakka, thoran super aytundeee...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely,simple and yummy thoran...Simply love kerela specials !!

Krishnaveni said...

inviting picture, looks yum

Radhika said...

Simple and delicious dish.

Rachana said...

One of my fav thorans! looks great!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy one... lovely click too!

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Sarah, now i know wat Vazhayila means....Thought u named after sumbody.. :-)
BTW liked dis thoran n agree wit u, eating on a plaitain leaf is truely a different feeling.

Anncoo said...

Oh..I didn't know raw banana is edible and this looks very flavorful.
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Nandini said...

Delicious and looks inviting! My fav:)

3 hungry tummies said...

Always learn something new here. Delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I love this thoran...Sarah I need to take few lessons from you on food photography :-)...really u r so good at this...Lovely click
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Droolworthy thoran, makes me hungry..

Gouri Guha said...

Informative banana story. I cook raw banana and it is healthy too. This thoran looks great...lovely pics.

Rekha shoban said...

this version is really yummy and interesting....as usual nice click and picture sarah!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks yum..

An Open Book said...

i once tried cooking with raw plantain and loved it...but aduthinnum kittilla..so i ahve to jus sit and drool at ur pic for now:)

Uma said...

liked ur version of plantain ...
looks yummy!

s said...

droolworthy pics, as always!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

beautiful click and its interesting to know that banana skin can be used in cooking wow! :)

Nikki said...

this recipe looks simple and try worthy,,,simple stuffs put together for an amazing outcome..great one.I love your pictures

Remy said...

Another well done click.
You have that talent to make simple dish drool worthy

Cooking Gallery said...

Wow, you have a beautiful blog with great recipes! I will visit often :).

Suman Singh said...

never had or seen this kind of stir fry with banana..looks very healthy and yummy..thanks for sharing!

shahana said...

namudai vazhakka thoran kurachu differnt anu.next time will try ur version.

Nostalgia said...

Um..kollam. Like it with rice and meen curry.. um...mouthwatering.

5 Star Foodie said...

This banana stir fry sounds excellent!

jaisy said...

hey sarah adipoli ayittundu ketto

Babli said...

Very nice, simple, yummy and delicious dish.

Sadhana said...

The dish looks fantastic and makes me mouthwatering dear!! keep rocking...

suma said...

Love anything made with plantain,the stem and flowers particularly. Could you please share the recipe for yellow chips?? I love the ones and shamelessly ask people to get these from Kerala:-))

lissie said...

vazhakka thoran valare nannayittundu..my favorite!
I was away in Kerala for more than a week...

Biren said...

This is new to me but it sounds delicious!

Preetha AKA Karunamukhi said...

I just tried this recipe and it was pretty good. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

Preetha
New York

PS - I work in HR too.

Preetha AKA Karunamukhi said...

I just tried this recipe and it was pretty appetizing. Thanks for this traditional take on Plantain.

Best,
Preetha
New York

PS - I work in HR too.

Anonymous said...

I ate this in Kerala and loved it...cooked on the house boat we stayed on.this recipe looks identical.. I shall be trying it!

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