PACHAKAYA(RAW PLANTAIN) THORAN

This is a keralite side dish prepared to be eaten along with steamed rice .

Ingredients : 

  1. raw plantain : 2 nos (cubed)
  2. onion chopped : 1 no
  3. green chillies : 4-5 nos
  4. turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
  5. grated coconut : 1/4 cup
  6. mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
  7. curry leaves : 1 spring
  8. salt
  9. water

Method : 

  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds.
  2. Add curry leaves and onion and saute for 2 min.
  3. Add turmeric powder, cubed plantains,green chillies, salt and water and cook.
  4. Add the grated coconut and mix well.
  5. Pachakaya thoran is ready. Serve hot with rice.
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Ingredients : 

  1. VEGETABLES(cut into 1 1/2″ length pieces)
  • potatoes : 1 big
  • carrots : 1 big
  • drumsticks : 2 nos
  • green beans : 8 nos
  • plantain : 1 no
  • yam : 8 pieces

2. green chillis : 3 nos

3. grated coconut : 1 cup

4. cumin seeds : 1 tsp

5. yoghurt : 1 cup

6. turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp

7. coconut oil : 2 tbsp

8. curry leaves : 2 springs

9. salt

Method : 

  1. Pressure cook the vegetables adding  salt and turmeric powder. 
  2. Grind grated coconut , cumin seeds and green chillies.
  3. Add this to cooked vegetables.
  4. cook for 2 mins.
  5. Add beaten yoghurt and mix well.
  6. Switch off the stove and add coconut oil and curry leaves and mix well.
  7. Serve with rice.

Note : 

  1. You can add raw mango pieces. If you are adding raw mango use only 1/2 cup yoghurt.