Kerala Recipes/ Kerala Sadhya Recipes/ Kerala-Vegetarian/ Side dish-without gravy-vegetarian/ Thoran/Stir fry



  1. Ethakka Tholi /Plantain peel chopped- from 4 raw plantains
  2. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp 
  3. Water- as required.
  4. Salt to taste

To Grind

  1. Grated coconut-1/2 cup
  2. Garlic cloves-2 small
  3. Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  4. Green chilies- 2 nos or to taste.
  5. Shallots- 2 to 3 nos
  6. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  7. Salt to taste

For tempering

  1. Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  2. Curry leaves-few
  3. Dry red chilies-2 nos
  4. Oil


  • Wash the chopped plantain peel in water mixed with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.Drain well.
  • Coarsely grind together all the ingredients listed under  ‘to grind’ .Keep aside.
  • Cook chopped ethakka tholi/raw plantain peel with just enough water,1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste.(Cook until it is almost done and all the water is absorbed.)
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,let it splutter.Now add curry leaves and dry red chilies and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the coconut mixture and saute for a minute or two.
  • Now add the cooked plantain peel and mix well.Cover and cook for a minute or two.
Serve with  rice.

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  • Reply
    virunthu unna vaanga
    March 14, 2013 at 9:55 am

    looks very very tempting n authentic…

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    Priya Suresh
    March 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Love to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible thoran.

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    Suja Manoj
    March 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Authentic dish,love the presentation.

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    March 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    looks great.. new to me

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    March 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Looks superb and very inviting too

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    March 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Looks very inviting 🙂 Nice clicks and a great recipe 🙂

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    March 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Looks yum

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    March 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Have had Ethakka in different forms but the tholi thoran, well something I should try at home. Looks yummy.

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    April 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    This recipe cooks for how many people?

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