Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kaya/Raw Banana Thoran

A super delicious stir fry prepared with raw banana cubes along with a grounded paste of coconut,green chilly,cumin seeds and garlic. This is how Keralites prepare their raw banana, seriously this thoran is one of my most favourite dish from their cuisine. Serve this thoran with hot piping rasam, you will definitely love this combination and both together tastes absolutely divine.Easy breezy stir fry gets ready easily and you can enjoy even as a simple snacks, yep i usually finish them as a snack if there is any leftover after our lunch. You can also add any kind of beans to this thoran to turn them as a protein rich stir fry.Sending to Kerala Kitchen guest hosted by Julie.

2nos Raw bananas (peeled & cubed)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
Few curryleaves

To grind:
1/4cup Grated coconut
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Green chillies
4nos Garlic cloves

Grind all the ingredients under the list 'to grind' as fine paste and keep aside.

Meanwhile cook the cubed raw bananas in water with turmeric powder and salt until they get cooked. drain the water.

Heat the oil, let splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal and curry leaves, now add the cooked raw bananas, grounded paste and salt(if needed) and cook until the raw bananas get well coated with grounded paste.

Serve as side dish with rice and dal.


  1. very delicious.. perfect with rasam rice..

  2. i too love this kind of Thoran, the grinding is part too flavorful...sure it might have tasted so yummy with hot rasam rice...

  3. One of my favorites..but never turns out right when I make it :( yours look perfect

  4. Yum!! I make it same way with yam (suran)!!

  5. Thoran looks lovely

    Event: Dish name starts with M

  6. Looks so spicy n delicious thoran...

  7. Nice flavorful banana..yummy.

  8. Kaaya thoran looks very this..

  9. Looks incredible and super tempting..

  10. loved this variation of banana curry.different and delicious!

  11. Kaya thoran and rasam is my favorite too.Love the way you have seasoned it.


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