Kerala Banana Pulisseri

Nendhrapazha Pulisseri

Pulisseri is a famous Kerala dish. Here I have made the Pulisseri using ripe Kerala Bananas called Nendhrapazham or Ethapazham. It is a sweet and sour dish and is so yummy!
This is my entry for JFI hosted by Mandira.

What you need:

Ripe Kerala Bananas -2
Chilli powder -1\4 tsp
Turmeric powder -1\4 tsp
Water -2 cups
Grated coconut -1\2 cup
Green chillies -4
Cumin seeds -1\8 tsp
Turmeric powder -1\4 tsp
Curd -1 cup
Salt – to taste

For seasoning:

Oil -1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Dry red chillies -2 (seeds removed)


Remove the skin and cut the bananas into halves. Slice them into 1″ pieces. Cook them with water, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Grind the coconut, green chillies, turmeric powder and cumin seeds to a fine paste. Add this paste to the cooked bananas. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add beaten curd and mix well. Keep stirring till it boils. Put off the fire. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the curry leaves and dry red chillies. Pour this over the curry and mix well. Serve with steamed rice and pickle.

  1. Lissie this pullisery looks DELICIOUS. Justgive me a plate full of simple rice with it and i will clean it all in minutes :-))

  2. I have so many keralites as friends and i always ask them to make this for me bu i remember them making with raw banana!!
    Yours looks so delightful!!! yummy!!

  3. Banana puliseri looks great Lissie!

  4. I made Erissery with Cauliflower once!:D
    Looks delicious Lissie!:))

  5. thank you asha, padma, padmaja and happy cook for visiting!

  6. Looks yummy too never made any dish with banannas, will try your recipe sometimes.

  7. will any other bananas work? should it be too ripe of can be more on the raw side? looks awesome.

  8. wow, I never knew you could make a curry/dal kind from bananas?? doe sit taste sweet?? look intereting Lissie:)

    btw, thanks for adding me to your blogroll! could you edit my name to “Mansi” instead of “Manasi” please:)?

  9. Wow, yet another cuuried Banana recipe.

  10. hey, that looks so creamy!
    would like to try it sometime 🙂

  11. thank you richa, rina and madhu for visiting!
    sharmi, we make this curry with ripe Kerala bananas. it should not be too ripe or raw. the green variety or the small plantains won’t work. thanks!
    mansi, it is a sweet and sour dish. i have made the changes in your name.thank you!

  12. Lissie,

    Banana pulisseri something new to me. Looks delicious. Let me try.
    I liked your non-veg recipes a lot. Especially mathi curry 🙂

  13. Gotcha!!!I was hunting for this recipe..THANX!!!!:)

  14. Lissie I have neevr seen bananas cooked in this way before, it looks fantastic. I bet it was real yummy. 🙂

  15. You have a nice and tasty looking dish there.

  16. I don’t want anything with this curry..will take this alone..:)

  17. Lissie, this looks great! I’m so glad that you are participating with this great entry 🙂 – Mandira

  18. oohh..we amke a similar dish with jaggery as well…so its kinda sweeter n call it pachadi..i soo love always have to make extra just for me.. 🙂

  19. wow!!! thats a nice dish lissie…i love all types of pulisseri…i havent tasted this one yet…..looks delicious..

  20. wow!banana pulisseri looks yummy.beautiful pic.

  21. great………….my mom used to add raisins in this curry.. tastes so good

  22. Hi, interest post. I’ll write you later about few questions!