Raw Banana/Vazhakka Thoran


An easy side dish with raw plantain used to be served with rice. For an extra taste you can add cooked moong dal also along with this. I prepare it in both ways. The Kerala side dish ‘thoran’ is prepared in same way, only the vegetable differs.


  • Raw banana/ Green plantains – 4
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Crushed garlic – 3 cloves
  • Chopped green chilies – 2 nos
  • Shallots – 5
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds — 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried red chili – 1


  1. Peel and chop the raw banana into small pieces to a bowl of water. Discard the water and cook it covered by adding a cup of water and salt , till it is done.
  2. Grind grated coconut, turmeric powder, green chilies,cumin seeds and crushed garlic and  shallots to a coarse paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add dried red chili, curry leaves, chopped shallots and fry it for a minute.
  4. Add cooked raw plantains and combine it with the coconut mix. saute for few minutes, stirring occasionally.

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