Try this fry with Raw banana peels / Ethakka tholi thoran. You wont ever throw away the peels any more if you try this stir fry. This is a typical kerala dish.This peel is rich in fibre and nutritious too.
Ethakka tholi / raw banana peel (chopped finely) - 1 cup
Butter milk - 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Green chilli - 3 nos
Curry leaves - few
Crush together grated coconut, green chillies and curry leaves in a mixie.
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Wash the chopped ethakka tholi / raw banana peel in water and butter milk.
Pressure cook the chopped ethakka tholi by adding turmeric powder and required salt for 4 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and fry.
To this add cooked ethakka tholi / raw banana peel and saute for 2 minutes.
Add crushed coconut mixture and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes.
Mix well, yummy ethakka thoran is ready.
Serve hot as an accompaniment with steaming rice, moru kootan and pappadam.
You can add red bean / van payaru to this.Cook the red bean with the banana peel.
Can also add few small onions when you crush the grated coconut.