Kalan/ Raw Banana Curry with Yoghurt

‘Kalan’ is an authentic Kerala dish which is served for ‘Onasadhya’.  It can be made with raw bananas, yam or with a combination of raw bananas and yam.  It goes well with steamed rice.

This traditional Kerala recipe goes to Shanthi for the event ” State Specials”



Raw Bananas – 3

Turmeric powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 3/4 tsp

Fenugreek/ Uluva powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – to taste

Grated coconut – 2 cups

Jeera/ Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Green chillies – 3

Yoghurt – 750 ml

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 3 sprigs

Dry red chillies – 4 broken

Coconut oil – 1 tbsp


Remove the skin of the bananas, wash and slice them into thick pieces. Put them in a vessel and add turmeric powder, pepper powder, fenugreek powder and salt.  Pour enough water to cover the bananas and cook covered till done.  Stir in between.  Meanwhile, grind the grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies to a fine paste.  Add this paste to the cooked bananas and mix well.  Beat the yoghurt well and pour over it.  Keep on stirring the curry and cook on a low flame till it boils.  Switch of the flame.  In another pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds.  When it splutters, add the red chillies and curry leaves.  Put off the flame immediately and pour it over the curry.  Mix well and serve hot with rice.





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  1. Yummy Kalan Lissie..without which a malayalee cant survive..happy reading your meme..hugs

  2. Thank you Ann for your love and support! 🙂

  3. Looks so good and lovely

  4. Thanks a lot Pavithra!

  5. Such an authentic dish..loved reading your meme..

  6. Kalan curry looks so delicious. Love to try this recipe for the weekend. Congrats on ur well deserved awards. Thanks for sharing it with me.. I feel elated to get it from u dear.
    Armani code….its interesting. True words on Bible…
    Nice to read about u. Happy vacation dear.

  7. yummy dish !!
    lovely recipes to try on …….
    pls stop by at my blog if u get a chance

  8. Thank you Priya!

  9. Vicky, plz try it and let me know…you inspire me too!:) Thank you dear!

  10. Curry looks fantastic! congratulations on your award dear and thanks a ton for sharing the same with me 🙂

  11. Dear Parita, thanks a lot for your lovely comment! 🙂

  12. chechy, could you tell the quantity of ingredients in this dish is how many servings. kindly respond:)awesome recipe and infor for a novice like me.

  13. Hi Abinsha,

    Welcome to my blog! This quantity will be sufficient for 8 servings. Please do try my other Onam special dishes too..

    Happy Cooking,


  14. I tried the above recipe….but with a lil twist…i was too lazy to scrape coconut..so i made the same without coconut…instead i crushed jeera, mustard & green chilli together and mixed…to the curry..finally added thick curd!..I loved it!