Monday, November 22, 2010

Ethakka /Plantain and Vanpayar/Red beans Thoran


Ethakka and  vanpayar or red beans together forms a delicious combination for thoran. Thoran is a Kerala style stir fry of veggies with coconut and forms a quick side dish for rice. Ethakka is one of mallu's favorite veggie  and is commonly grown in the backyards of almost every home. There are variety of dishes and this recipe is simple, quick and healthy.

Ingredients
Raw Plantain- 2
Cooked red beans- 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Turmeric- 1/3 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/3tsp
Onion- 1 small
Green chilly3-4
Garlic -2 pods
mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Dry red chilly-2
Oil
Salt to taste
Curry leaves


Cook red beans and ethakka separately. Soak beans for two hours and then cook adding water a little above the soaked beans.
This can be done in advance a day before or you can make this thoran with left over beans
Peel and chop ethakka/plantain into small  peices.Cook it by adding 3/4 cup of water, salt, one tsp of oil ( to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan) and green chilly and set aside.
Note: adding a little oil helps to prevent plantains  from sticking to the bottom of the pan
Grind coconut into a coarse mixture along with turmeric, cumin and garlic.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fry onions, red chilly and curry leaves till golden brown . Add the coconut mixture and fry a minute.Add the cooked veggies and red beans and stir fry  till completely dry. Serve with rice.

Try this ..
Hope you will all enjoy..

37 comments:

  1. Adipoli aytunde,, njan ethu vare ee comboo kazhichitilla tto...

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  2. Love ethakka! The one available here don't taste as good the ones back home! Inviting dish!

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  3. Hi,

    The thoran looks yummy...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  4. A different combination for a change...I like it.

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  5. nice and new combo. looking tasty and delicious

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  6. Nice combo...yummy with rice and pulisseri...

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  7. My fav..fav..combo...looks so Yummy!!!

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  8. Healthy and delicious combination.. looks too good :)

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  9. I've heard abt this thoran, but never had it..seems like i should try after seeing ur blog..

    http://jellybelly-shanavi.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks delicious thoran..nice combo..

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  11. The colour is very tempting.... Healthy dish..

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  12. A very interesting combo..sounds delicious!

    US Masala

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  13. This sounds and looks so delicious . I also love the raw banana and beans combination with my all time favorite coconut. I am so encouraged to buy raw bananas now after reading this post:)

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  14. Great combo, looks healthy and delicious...

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  15. luv the combination, looks colorful and healthy! its a new one for me as i have never cooked with raw plantains!

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  16. Suja,
    This thoran looks so delicious.I liked your Mutton stew as well..keep coming up with such yummy recipes :-)..hugs and smiles

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  17. Healthy and yummy thoran,looks so good.

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  18. Healthy and yummy thoran,looks so good.

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  19. Adding red beans to plantain sounds very interesting, droolworthy dish..

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  20. I think you have a fondness for beans..I see a lot of recipes that use them. Nice combo of curry!

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  21. Love this combo. I have one in my draft, but the pic is not good :(

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  22. Thoran looks so inviting dear. Wanna try this combo soon.

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  23. Your dishes close-up pics makes me drool nonstop ya! WOW!!! :D

    Simply tempting beans! :D

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  24. loved the addition of red beans with raw palntain! yum!!

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  25. Njan kurachu naal mumbu undakkiyatheyullu ee combo plus spinach koodi..Healthy and tasty thoran..Pic superb aayittundu..

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  26. Wonderful, healthy and yummy dish. I love thoran and feel like having it now.

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  27. u just sent me home mentally..i want to eat this too

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  28. Wow, this combo looks very delicious.

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  29. Thanks all for stopping by and for the wonderful comments:)

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  30. Never had this combo,sounds very nice!

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