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Ethapazham (Plantain) Pulisherri

Ethapazham pulisherri or plantain yogurt curry is a sweet and sour curry made with ripe sweet bananas. In Kerala cuisine we find lot of recipes using plantains. This curry is common and homely and can be made any time of the year. There are not seasonal like Mambayam pulisherri ( Sweet Mango curry). This spiced yogurt dish goes well with rice and any vegetarian or non vegetarian side dishes. It is usually of a little thinner consistency but i like it thick.So i add very little water while grinding coconut.

Plantain ripe- 2
Coconut- 1/3 cup
Yogurt- 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly- 2
Fenugreek Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Shallot diced -1
oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -1 spring

Cut plantain into  1 1/2 inch pieces and cook it with salt, turmeric, sugar,green chilly and chilly powder. Do not allow it to get mashed up. Set this aside
Grind the coconut into a fine paste and whisk in yogurt and mix this to the cooked plantain. Heat this in low medium flame for about two minutes or till it is warmed up.
(Note:you can add cumin also but this is optional, In usual pulisherry like cucumber or ash gourd we add cumin.But we do add it when we make  fruit pulisherri like mango,pazham and pineapple)

Heat oil in a kadai or a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.Allow fenugreeks to get roasted and add in shallots, dry red chilly and curry leaves and allow shallots to become golden brown. Add this to the curry and mix well.

Try this easy recipe...
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Ayyo kanditu kothy varunau suja..Pulisseri looks too good dear..Echiri chorude undel kushalanu..

    Kairali sisters

  2. suja
    one of the kerala 's traditional curry Pulisseri..
    this plantain pulisseri looks delicious.I haven't add fenugreek and sugar sure will try with these next time.Love the pic

  3. ...i dont knw tht much abt plantain dishes....i ate this @ weekend girls party long back....u refreshedmy memories....looks so yum ..thanks for sharing...

  4. Wow nice picture and great recipe. First time here...Amazed by the healthy collection of recipes you have. Glad to follow you. Do drop in at my blog sometime...

  5. Puliserri sounds delicious, reminds me a little of our mor kozhambu !

    First time here you have a lovely space...

  6. Ethakka pulliseri looks too good. I also like a thicker consistency for pulliseri. Adding shallots to ethakka pulliseri is new to me, will definitely try adding next time..

  7. Looks yum,never tried this but i can say it surely is very delicious

  8. Never tried this before but looks rich nad creamy.
    Thankyou for dropping by visits and comments are very much appreciated.

  9. @Kirali sisters what you said is true..
    @ pranis I usually add a little bit of fenugreek seeds or has a good try it will come out good.
    Sanyukta..happy to know that you have tried Kerala food dear..
    jay and usha...would love to be often at your blogs as well..both wonderful blogs.
    Yummy team, Sushma, and Simply food..thanks dears for your sweet comments.

    Jay and Simply food..Welcome to my blog!!!
    do visit again

  10. This is a new curry for me...looks so creamy and delicious...thanks for sharing this...will try this soon :)

  11. wow.. looks delicious suja.. i love it.. following you

  12. Thanks Gita and Srividhya for your sweet comments..


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