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.
Raw Plantain- 2
Cooked red beans- 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Turmeric- 1/3 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/3tsp
Onion- 1 small
Garlic -2 pods
mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Dry red chilly-2
Salt to taste
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..