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Raw Banana Thoran

Raw Banana pieces fried with spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This Raw Banana Thoran is a popular dish of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.This easy and tasty dish needs 10 mins microwave cooking-time only. Try this at home and post ur comments.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 Raw Banana - cut into bite size pieces
    • 2 tbsp coarse coconut paste(ground with 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1 small onion and 1 garlic pearl)
    • 1/2 cup cooked and mashed Toordhal
    • 1 tbsp finely chopped onions
    • 1 tsp chilli powder
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper powder
    • 2 whole red chillies
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    • few curry leaves
    • few coriander leaves
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • 2 tsp or salt to taste


    1. Take a microwave bowl and add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,chopped onions, whole red chillies,curry leaves and refined oil.Mix them well.Microwave high for a min.
    2. Mix all the other ingredients including 1/2 cup water and add this to the above bowl.Microwave this on high for 10 mins or till water evaporates.
    3. Take the bowl out after 5 mins.
    4. Serve this Raw Banana Thoran hot with rice and sambar or karakuzhambu or Rasam or Curd.



    Lovely Thoran .... Thank U for all ur microwave recipes .

    srabani sinha

    Hi Christy! your Raw Banana Thoran came out very tasty. But I added handful of scented rice instead of dal. And also added 1tbsp of ghee from the top. It is a complete meal and can be called brunch. Thank you.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Sorry,it shud be 1/2 cup mashed yellow moongdal(optional)-if u try this with rasam,add moongdal and 1/2 cup mashed toordal shud not be added to the thoran.