Kurukku Kalan / Yam and Raw Banana Kalan


1 big raw plantain/ banana, chopped into cubes
1 cup yam / chena, chopped into cubes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
3 green chillies
2 cups yogurt
salt to taste
1 tsp + 3/4 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
3-4 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Peel and chop yam and raw plantain into cubes.
  2. Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies to a paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  3. In a pan, add chopped yam , raw plantain, turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder, pepper powder and salt and cook it adding about 1 1/2 cups of water at medium-low flame till cooked and water almost dries up.
  4. Reduce the flame to low and add 1 tsp ghee and mix well.
  5. Add yogurt to this and mix well and cook, stirring occasionally until it becomes thick.
  6. Add ground coconut paste, mix well and boil for 5 minutes. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame.
  7. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil and 3/4 tsp ghee in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  8. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves and pour this seasoning over the curry and mix well. Serve with rice….

Recipe Source: Lekshmi Nair (YouTube)

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