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Kayum payarum thoran (Raw banana with redgram )

What's for dinner?, what's for lunch?, what's for breakfast? these questions are something which never cease form my mind. Homey and myself loves traditional kerala dishes, but with kids it is different. My 9-year-old son says it is not fashionable to have traditional food, he says "amma why can't you make chicken stripes, burgers, shawarma (that is the present craze of Calicut, everywhere you can see shawarma stalls), noodles, broasted chicken etc etc." Well.....making him have healthy food is becoming a task for me.....and he finds lots of excuses for not his friends will tease him or even his teacher told him that chicken contains more protiens than any vegetable!!! these days are more clever!!!. He likes red gram very much so I tricked him into having this with the red gram.
Raw banana or plantain: 1/2 kg.
Red gram: 1/2 cup.
Green chilly: 2.
Shallots: 2 or 3.
Coconut scraped: 1/2 cup.
Turmeric: A fat pinch.
Garlic cloves: 3.
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Red chilly flakes: 1 tsp.
Curry leaves.
Coconut oil: 2 tsp.
Little water.
Soak red gram for 15-20 min and cook it in a pressure cooker and keep aside.
Peel the banana skin. Chop it into small pieces and drop it into a veseel with water and wash it 2 or 3 times.
Grind coarsely coconut, green chilies, turmeric, 2 shallots, and 3 garlic cloves and keep aside.
In a cheenachatti or kadai, heat oil, put in the mustard seeds, 1 shallot chopped, red chilly flakes, and curry leaves; fry for a min. Drain the chopped banana and put it into the kadai, add salt and mix well. Add little water and cover it  to cook for a few min.
Add the cooked red gram mix well.
Add the coarsely grinded coconut and cover for a min and mix well.
Lavish with curry leaves.

Serve hot with rice or kanji.


  1. Never tried plantain with red gram. Looks nice..

  2. Healthy plaintain dish,looks lovely.

  3. this with a bowl of rice gruel..bliss:)

  4. Hello from Malaysia!!! :D

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving ur lovely comments at my blog ya! :D

    U have a yummy blog here too! I'm on a tour to your blog now..hehe ;)


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