Kaya Aattirachi Curry / Mutton Curry with Raw Banana


2 big raw banana
1/2 kg mutton
1 cup grated coconut
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
4 cloves
1 tsp fennel seeds
3 garlic cloves
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste


  1. Peel and slice raw bananas into 2″ long pieces and wash in a little salt water to which little turmeric powder has been added.
  2. Cut mutton into small pieces and clean it.
  3. Grind together grated coconut, fennel seeds, garlic and cloves to a smooth paste adding little water.
  4. In a pressure cooker or in a large heavy bottomed pan, add sliced bananas, cleaned mutton, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and 1 cup of water and mix well.
  5. Then cook it covered until the mutton is cooked well.
  6. Add the ground coconut paste to the cooked mutton, simmer and cook for 5 minutes and then remove from flame.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and fry shallots and curry leaves until the shallots are transparent.
  8. Pour this into the curry and mix well. Serve hot….
Recipe adapted from ” Malabar Cuisine”

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