Plantain Peels Thoran

This one is a dry vegetable made by using the peels of raw (green) plantain. Not just raw plantains, but their peels are also edible and tasty. Mom makes these peels thoran along with white chowli (chowri) beans called vella payaru.





Peels of Raw plantain: of 2 plantains

Mustard seeds: ½ teaspoon

Black gram split (Udad dal) ½ teaspoon

Asafoetida (hing) powder: a pinch

Red chilly powder: ½ teaspoon

Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon

Salt to taste

Oil: 2 teaspoons



  1. Scrape the peels to remove any black spots and wash well.
  2. Chop them into small bite-sized pieces.
  3. Cook them with turmeric powder and about ¼ cup water in a pressure cooker for about 3 whistles (or the time taken to cook rice). It should cook well but remain firm. Wait till the steam is released from the cooker and then drain the water from the peels.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan/kadhai and add the mustard seeds and udad dal. Fry them till they splutter.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the plantain peel pieces. Add the spice powders and salt to taste. Stir well to mix the spices well.
  6. Roast the veggie on low heat till the peels are crisp and are slightly browned.
  7. Turn off the heat and serve. Tastes good with rice and sambar/rasam/kozhambu varieties.

4 Responses to “Plantain Peels Thoran”

  1. Looks nice…and the pictures are very gud

    From skribles: Thanks Priti

  2. Looks nice and delicious… fantastic entry…

    From skribles: Thanks Sripriya

  3. very new recipe for me janu… added in my to-do list

    From skribles: Thanks Srilekha

  4. the effort u put into this site is amazing!!
    Will try the recipes atleast some of them for sure…

    From skribles: Thanks Ro

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s