banana peel thoran recipe, how to make banana peel thoran recipe

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banana peel thoran recipe - a delicious stir fried dish made with banana peels, spices and coconut.

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i made this banana peel thoran after i had made the raw banana chips. a nice way to use the peels, instead of throwing them away.

banana peel thoran

the banana peel thoran recipe is simple but too delicious. if you have had cooked raw banana, then you can easily know the taste and flavors in this thoran.

since i a big fan of coconut in any dish, i just had the thoran with some steamed rice without even taking the accompanying dal fry. it was a comforting and satisfying meal.

this is not the traditional way of making this banana peel thoran. generally fresh coconut is coarsely ground with cumin and green chilies. i have used desiccated coconut powder. hence have not ground fresh coconut.

so the next time, when you make any dish with raw unripe bananas, don’t throw away the peels. try making this thoran instead 🙂

banana peel thoran recipe

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check cabbage thoran, beetroot thoranash gourd thoran, raw banana fry, raw banana poriyal, raw banana kofta and raw banana pakora recipe.

banana peel thoran recipe details below:

banana peel thoran recipe
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banana peel thoran recipe

banana peel thoran recipe - a delicious stir fried dish made with banana peels, spices and coconut.

course side dish
cuisine kerala, south indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 3 to 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • peels removed from 4 medium bananas
  • 1 small onion or 2-3 shallots - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 green chili, chopped (hari mirch)
  • 1 dry red chili, kept whole (sookhi lal mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 3 tablespoon dessicated coconut or freshly grated coconut
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • salt as required

how to make recipe

  1. first rinse the bananas. when removing the peels, soak them in a bowl of water, so that they don't darken.
  2. you can also soak them in water in which about 1/4 tsp turmeric powder is added.
  3. slice the black dark spots from the peels if there are any and chop them finely.
  4. heat oil in a pan. first crackle the mustard seeds.
  5. add the chopped onion or shallots. saute till the onions are transparent.
  6. now add the red chili, green chili, cumin powder, asafoetida/hing, and curry leaves.
  7. saute for some seconds. add the turmeric powder and stir.
  8. add the banana peels and the coconut.
  9. if using fresh coconut, then coarsely ground the grated coconut, green chilies and cumin seeds and add it at this stage.
  10. sprinkle salt and stir. add about 1/4 or 1/2 cup water. cover the pan and let the peels cook till they are done.
  11. check in between to see the doneness and also to see if the thoran has not dried up whilst cooking.
  12. add some more water if required if the peels are still not done and cover and cook further.
  13. when the peels are cooked and if there is some moisture or water in the pan, then just dry it on low flame.
  14. serve the banana peel thoran hot with some steamed rice, accompanied with dal, sambar and rasam.

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Is this usually made with green banana peels or ripe yellow peels? Can either be used?

    • Sasa, its made with unripe green banana peels. ripe yellow banana peels cannot be used.

  2. This recipe is so delicious!!!
    I made it the first time as an experiment to cut down on all the waste I produce with my obsession for bananas.
    then made it for the second, third and fourth time because it is delicious!!!

    I go a bit more easy than you on the mustard seeds as they are a bit too pungent for me.

    • thankyou mietal 🙂 glad to know you liked the banana peel thoran.

  3. Nice recipe. I Love bananas.

  4. If I peel the bananas in the morning, will the peels brown by the time I want to make this for dinner? Is there a way to store them to keep the peels fresh?

    • yes the peels will brown. soak them in salted water and keep covered in the fridge. they won’t brown then.

  5. I use a lot of veg and fruit so end up with lots of peel etc great way to cut down on waste thanks a million I am looking forward to trying these oh any use for pineapple peel

    • in some cuisines of india, there are recipes where the peels are used. for eg i make this raw unripe banana peel thoran – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/banana-peel-thoran/
      similarly recipes from other veggie peels are also made. you can search on the web and you will get a recipe from a particular indian cuisines. i do not know what can be made from pineapple peels.