Beef and Kaya (Raw Banana) Curry



Beef – 500 gm cut into small pieces

Raw Banana – 1

Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp

Cloves – 4

Cardamom – 2

Cinnamon – 2″ piece

Ginger – 1 tbsp crushed

Garlic – 1 tbsp crushed

Onion – 1 big sliced

Green chillies – 4 slit

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Tomatoes  – 2 medium chopped

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Meat masala – 2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – to taste

Water – 2 cups

Pepper powder – 3/4 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Aniseed powder / Perumjeeraka podi – 1/2 tsp

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Remove most of the green skin of the banana, wash and cut it lengthwise and slice.  Keep them in water.  Heat oil in a pressure cooker.   Add the whole spices followed by ginger, garlic, onions, green chillies and curry leaves.  Fry till the onions turn light brown.  Add the tomatoes and fry for a minute.  Now add the spice powders and fry till the aroma comes out.  Add the beef, salt and water.  Mix well and pressure cook 5 minutes lesser than the usual time for the beef to be cooked.  Allow it to cool.   Add the banana pieces, pepper powder, garam masala and aniseed powder to the beef curry.  Pressure cook for another 5 minutes.  Lip-smacking ‘Beef and Kaya (Raw Banana) Curry’ is now ready to be served.  Enjoy!

1 Comment
  1. Very interesting combination..Curry looks fantabulous.