Raw banana thoran

Raw banana thoran

Raw bananas are a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. A rich source of potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6, they help in the effective absorption of calcium. They have low sugar content compared to ripe bananas. All this goodness and the fact they can be found right in the backyard of most homes in Kerala make raw bananas an ideal choice for several yummy dishes. For a starter, try this easy raw banana thoran that will make you look forward to lunchtime.


2 large raw bananas

2 green chillies

4 small onions

2 garlic pods

1/2 cup grated coconut

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp chilli powder

3/4 tsp cumin

3 tbsp coconut oil

Mustard, for tempering

Curry leaves and salt as needed


Boil the unpeeled raw bananas in water for 5 minutes

Wait till the skin turns brownish black

Then, remove them from the water and set aside to cool

After they have cooled down, peel off the skin and grate them into small pieces

Coarsely grind the coconut along with green chillies, small onion, garlic, cumin, chilli powder and turmeric powder

In a pan, heat the coconut oil and splutter the mustard seeds

Add the curry leaves and the ground mixture

Stir a little and add the grated raw bananas

Mix everything together until the bananas and the coconut mixture blend well

Sprinkle some water and make a heap in the pan

Cover the pan with a lid and let it sit on medium flame for 5 minutes

Add salt to taste

Raw banana takes very little time to cook and should be ready in 5 minutes

Remove the lid and stir till the moisture dries up.

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