This is a really interesting dish from my dear friend, Manju Jyothish. We all know of different varieties of upma such as semolina upma, sabudana upma, rice noodle upma, vermicelli upma, bread upma, broken wheat upma, aval upma etc etc but have you ever heard of raw banana/ ethakka upma before? Though the ingredients are similar to that of an ethakka thoran, I can assure you that it does not taste anything like it. It can be had for breakfast or as an evening snack. Hope you like it!
Raw banana / ethakka – 2 medium, cubed
Green chillies – 1 – 2, finely chopped
Ginger – 1/4 inch, finely chopped
Pearl Onion – 3 – 4, chopped
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Urad daal – 1 tsp
Dried red chilly – 1- 2
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tsp
Salt – To taste
1. Boil the raw banana cubes along with salt, until they are tender. Drain the water and keep aside to cool. Coarsely grind the cooked raw banana in a mixer or food processor. Alternatively, chop them into very small pieces.
2. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal. Brown it and then add pearl onions, green chillies, ginger, red chillies, curry leaves and saute till the pearl onions begin to brown lightly. Add the mashed plantain and mix well. Stir-fry for a few minutes. Add grated coconut and mix well. Taste-check for salt and serve hot.
This is awesome dish:)
What a unique & tasty dis…Definetly goin to try it out!!
Interesting and looks yum …
Yummy and tasty uppuma dear…Love the idea…:)
Healthy upma,love ur version…luks delicious.
thats an interesting twist…innovative 🙂
I never heard about this, but it sure looks very delicious.
What a unique, healthy and tasty dish..looks delicious!
I never had this upma..so uniqe and creative dish.
Never heard abt this…very intresting and delicious recipe…
Bookmarked! I love raw bananas and this is such a unique recipe! Love the click..very eye pleasing!
Awesome clicks… Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..
This looks a delicious and interesting upma..looks super yum.
Upma looks so tasty and soothing dear.
Kaya upma ennu adhyayte kelkuwanu, Good recipe maya, am sure to try this soon. These days i see a lot of raw banana at the local market..Beautiful presentation and click…
So interesting upma !!! So yummy and delicious !!!!
Very new to me, sounds like raw banana puttu 🙂
Sounds news to me. The recipe is awesome.. will surely give a try
ithu kollamallo…ee upma njan ithvare try cheythittilla…
Never heard about this.But sounds and looks delicious.Will surely try this.
This is different and delicious!
upma adipoli, try chethu nokkam.
Looks delicious and looking at the list of ingredients I can say it must have tasted yummy!
Which kaya is this? Yellow or white one?
I used raw banana (pacha ethakka / nenthrakaya)..
thats really unique !! havnt heard abt kaya upuma before..Nice!!
Enikipo samadanayi tto.. But njan chicken piralen recipe kure kandengilum try cheythittilla mumpe . Ithu your pic speaks 1000 words..atrem perfection ullakondane njan ithundakan karenam..next time adikam brown avathe nokkanunde 🙂
New to me…looks extremely yum….
New to me…yummy..
Nice n authentic..looks great!
This is very innovative…really a good one..
This one too came too good for me!
Every had a question mark on face when i said the name of the dish!! but then after the first spoon… not even one stand of onion or coconut was left!!
Thanks for trying this dish! Glad that everybody loved it. Please keep visiting 🙂
Alternatively, can I grate the banana, boil it and then use it to make upma? Would that work because I do not have a food processor.
Grating and then boiling will make it mushy.
If you do not have a food processor – Boil the raw banana with skin on in a vessel filled with water, until tender (do not over cook). When it cools down, peel off the skin, grate it and then proceed with step 2.