I have been thinking of posting this recipe since a long time. Generally when we make banana chips, we have a lot of peel that goes waste. Instead, the peels can be used to make a wonderful and nutritious thoran. Here is the recipe.
Nendran banana peel - 1 cup
Cowpea (Black eyed pea) - 1/2 cup
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 2 tbsp
Coconut - 4-5 tbsp
Green chilli - 2
Cumin seeds (optional) - 1 tsp
Soak the cowpeas overnight.
Grind coconut, green chilli and cumin seeds and keep aside.
Chop the banana peels into small pieces. Cook the chopped peels along with the the soaked cowpeas, salt and little turmeric adding enough water.
In a pan heat oil. Add mustard. When it splutters, add urad dal. When the urad dal turns pink add curry leaves. Then add the cooked peels and cowpeas and fry for a minute. Finally add the ground coconut chilli mixture and fry for another minute. Serve hot.
Serves: 2 people
Preparation time: About 20 mins