Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ethakka tholi thoran / Kaya tholi thoran / Raw plantain peel stir-fry

When the raw green plantain / macho bananas turn into the most delicious crispy fried chips their peel turns into equally tasty side dish for rice. 
This thoran as a by product of making chips 😆 it is very nutritious unlike the fried chips.

Here I am completing 5 glorious years of blogging. No regrets when I look back. I just did something I lovvve doing without anybody's help nor pressure. I docked this creative boat every time I felt there was nothing good to see and sailed only when I made good content. I thank all my readers for being with me and allowing me my space all these years. Hope you will continue to do so.


I donoo know how it is now but in those days the nearby chips  sellers had a frying station in front of the store and would give the loads of peel for free. 
Mini Sadhya : Ghee, Kerala matta rice, pappadam, nendrakaya chips, mango pickle , injipuli,
Rasam, Ethakka tholi thoran, Sambar,Pineapple puliserry, Kadala kaya kootu curry , Paalada pradhaman, pazham
Traditionally sadhya is served in a plantain leaf and the person having it is seated cross legged (barefoot)on a mat on the floor.



Ingredients:
Ethakka tholi / plantain peel of 5 - chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp
Salt

To grind coarsely:
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Garlic flake- 1
Cumin seeds -  tsp
Chili powder- 1 tsp
Small onion/ shallot - 2
Green chili  - 1

To season:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Whole red chili - 2 broken into 2
Curry leaves - few
Coconut oil - 2 tsp

Method:
Cook the chopped peel adding turmeric and salt until 80% sprinkling some water on top.
Meanwhile coarsely grind every thing together given under the heading.
Heat coconut oil add mustard seeds when it splutters add the whole red chili and curry leaves then the coarsely ground coconut mixture. When the aromas come from it add the cooked plantain peel saute for few minutes until everything is well combined and all the water has evaporated.
Switch of flame and keep ethakka tholi thoran covered until served.

I served the thoran along with a mini sadhya. All the items are given in the picture 's caption.


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