Raw Banana and Yam Thoran Recipe

The Raw Banana and Yam Thoran Recipe is a typical Kerala vegetable dish made with yam, plantain and loaded with the goodness of coconut. It also consists of brown chickpeas to add in the extra texture to the whole dish.  Raw Banana, Elephant yam (Suran/Senai/Ratalu), Kala Chana (Brown Chickpeas), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder, Salt, Fresh coconut, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Whole Black Peppercorns, Garlic, Green Chilli, Oil, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Dry Red Chilli, Curry leaves   1 Raw Banana , chopped 1300 grams Elephant yam (Suran/Senai/Ratalu) , chopped 1/2 cup Kala Chana (Brown Chickpeas) , soaked overnight 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder Salt , to taste To grind 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/4 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns 3 cloves Garlic 1 Green Chilli To temper: 1 teaspoon Oil 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 Dry Red Chilli 1 sprig Curry leaves     360   20     To begin the preparation of Raw Banana and Yam Thoran Recipe, remove the skin of the raw banana, yam and chop them into small pieces.Cook it with 1/4 cup water along with 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and little salt in the pressure cooker for 3 whistles. Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally.Soak chana overnight and pressure cook til it is soft along with a little salt.Blend the coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies, pepper to a coarse mixture and keep aside.Heat oil in a tadka pan, add mustard seeds, dry red chilli powder, curry leaves and let it splutter.Add cooked vegetables along with black channa, add the coconut paste, check for salt and adjust accordingly and sprinkle little water. Saute till raw smell of coconut leaves. Once done, turn off the heat and serve hot.Serve the Kerala Plantain Kootu Curry hot, with phulka or Kerala parotta!