Pachakaya Tholi – Vanpayar Thoran (Plantain Peel – Red Beans Thoran)


pachakaya / ethakka tholi / planatain peel, chopped ( from 3-4 big bananas)
1/4 cup vanpayar / red beans ( 1/2-3/4 cup cooked)
1 cup grated coconut
3 green chillies
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
2 dry red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Soak the vanpayar in water overnight and pressure cook it adding enough water and salt. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Peel the bananas and chop them into small pieces. Keep them in water till you use to avoid browning.
  3. Grind together grated coconut, green chillies, garlic cloves, cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and few curry leaves to a coarse mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Add drained chopped banana peel and saute well adding 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt.
  6. Add cooked vanpayar to this and mix well.
  7. Then add crushed coconut mixture , mix well and sprinkle some water and cook covered at low flame, stirring occasionally. Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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