Kuruku Kaalan Recipe – Raw Bananas in Coconut Curry

Kuruku Kaalan Recipe is a delicious dish made from ripe bananas and cooked in a yogurt and coconut curry. It is a delectable traditional dish in Kerala cuisine, that is eaten almost every other day and is also a part of the famous Onam sadya.  Raw Banana, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder, Salt, Green Chillies, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Fresh coconut, Coconut Oil, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds), Dry Red Chillies, Curry leaves   2 Raw Banana , peeled and diced 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder Salt , to taste Ingredients to be ground 2 Green Chillies 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 cup Fresh coconut , freshly grated Ingredients for the seasoning 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/8 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds) 2 Dry Red Chillies , slit into two 2 sprig Curry leaves     25   30     To prepare Kuruku Kaalan Recipe (Raw Bananas in Coconut Curry), in a saucepan or a pressure cooker, cook the banana pieces, turmeric powder, a few curry leaves and salt along with 1/4 cup of water until the bananas are soft.Once done, open the cooker and stir in the yogurt and chili powder and keep this aside.Next, grind the grated coconut along with green chillies and cumin seeds into a fine paste.Add the ground coconut mixture to the raw banana and yogurt curry and bring the mixture to a boil in the saucepan or pressure cooker you cooked the raw bananas in.While the Kaalan is coming to a boil, we will prepare the seasoning for the Kaalan.Heat coconut oil in a small pan; add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and red chilies. Allow them to roast and crackle on medium heat.Once roasted pour the seasoning into the Kurukku Kaalan and stir till everything blends together well.Turn off the heat and transfer the Kurruku Kaalan to a serving bowl and serving warm.Serve the Kuruku Kaalan (Raw Bananas in Coconut Curry) along with steamed rice for a dinner or family sunday lunch.