Ethakka Tholi (Plantain Skin) Thoran

This is one of my favourite thorans. Well, I love plantain in any form..from chips to steamed plantains to ethakka appam to ethakka porichathu to whatever you can think of. So next time you make plantain chips, dont throw away the skin. You can make yummy thoran with it.

Plantain skin: of 8 plantains
Coconut grated: 1 cup
Green Chillies: 2
Cumin seed: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Garlic: 2 cloves
Mustard: 1/2 tsp
Oil and salt: as required
Curry leaves: 1 sprig

Peel the plantain skins from the plantain like shown in the picture below and rinse it in turmeric water and let it dry on a cotton towel

Finely chop the plantain skins in a food processor
Coarsely grind the grated coconut, garlic, cumin seed and green chilly and mix it with the chopped plantain skin.

Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard, curry leaves and add the coconut-plantain skin mixture to it.
Sprinkle water and cook covered on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve with rice.


  1. Nice one.. looks really good and tempting.. thanks for the recipe dear :)

    Indian Cuisine

  2. New recipe to me... But looks yum...

  3. iyyo!!!! enikku bhayankara ishtama ithu!!!! adipoli and yumm!!!

  4. This is my fav too..It looks really tasty..

  5. Yummy one...I add horse gram(Muthira) to it sometimes...very delicious...Hey do visit my space if time permits..

  6. I am going to try this.......looks tasty..