What is the English name of Nenthra Pazham (Ethapazham)?

Nenthra Pazham (Etha pazham) is one of the common types of bananas available in Kerala. Pazham means Banana. Apart from eating raw, it's used to make snacks, sweets like Gheer and curries as well. In fact, Nenthra Pazham is the most common banana used to make dishes. Surprisingly I don't know its English name. When I search, I didn't get correct word. I am searching for common English name for this banana, not its scientific name. Can anyone find me the answer? Pazham Pori (Vaazhakka Appam) - the most popular snack of Kerala is made from this type of banana. In Kerala and Tamil Nadu, more than 15 types of bananas are available and it's not an easy task to find its English names....Except Robusta, I don't know any English names!!!!







I am attaching its images. Perhaps someone can identify it seeing the pictures. First one is cooked Ethapazham, used as breakfast side dish or snack.
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Sandhya Rani
Asked 5 years ago

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The correct name of Nenthra pazham is plantains. I really don't know exactly but when i search google i found this.
vinodh
Answered 5 years ago
vinodh

Nentira fruit is the English name of Nenthira Pazham

Senthil kumar P
Answered 4 years ago
Senthil kumar P

I wasn't aware that there are 15 different varieties of banana! Well I only know three different variety greenish biig in size, a yellowish one a small about the size of little finger or slightly bigger and a variety which is yellow but is quite normal in size. And the fourth variety is the red banana that is available only in kerela (red in color). Fir me all of these have only one name banana.
Mousumi Ghosh
Answered 5 years ago
Mousumi Ghosh

You know so much about banana it will be only like showing a candle to sun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musa_(genus)
suni51
Answered 5 years ago
suni51

For me and most of the people, it's just Banana. Even in English, there are no different names for different breeds of Banana.
rambabu
Answered 4 years ago
rambabu

Banana :)

Sheetal Kumar N
Answered 9 months ago
Sheetal Kumar N

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