A Kerala speciality - Raw bananas cooked with ground coconut and yogurt and tempered .an interesting South Indian recipe, Kaalan is a dish made with banana, yoghurt and coconut. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Main Ingredients Raw banana, Coconut
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kaalan

  • 4 medium Raw banana
  • 3/4 cup Coconut scraped
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder


  1. Peel the bananas. Halve them lengthwise and cut into small pieces. Take two cups of water in a pan. Add salt, green chillies, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and raw banana pieces. Bring it to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover and cook. Grind together coconut, cumin seeds with a little water to a fine paste. Whisk yogurt. When the bananas are tender, add the ground paste and mix lightly. Add yogurt and mix.
  3. Remove from heat and keep it covered. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, curry leaves.
  4. Once the seeds crackle add the tempering to the bananas and keep it covered till you serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories 422
Carbohydrates 33.45
Protein 5.425
Fat 29.7
Other Fiber 1.3