Kerala Yoghurt-Coconut Pulisseri


Pulisseri is a traditional dish from Kerala; it is made with yoghurt and coconut with veggies or fruits or some times both. It is sweet & sour both. It is absolutely delicious.

This recipe is made with some veggies & some fruits cooked in yoghurt & coconut based spiced gravy. The result is truly amazing. You can make pulisseri with ash gourd, pineapple, cucumber, raw banana, raw papaya etc.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

10 mins                    15 mins                     25 mins                     4 Servings


Raw banana (plantain) – 1 large (diced)

Coconut – 1 cup

Green chili – 1 (finely chopped)

Yoghurt – 2 cups

Salt to taste

Red chili powder – ½ teaspoon

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

Cumin seeds – ¼ teaspoon

Water – ½ + ½ cup

For tempering:

Onion small – 6 (finely sliced)

Curry leaves – 5-6

Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon

Dry whole red chili – 3

Fenugreek powder – ¼ teaspoon

Red chili powder – ¼ teaspoon

Oil – 2 tablespoon


  • Blend yoghurt, water & salt together. Keep aside.
  • In a grinder, add coconut, turmeric powder, green chili & cumin seeds and grind together with water to form an even paste.
  • In a saucepan heat water and add raw banana (plantain) with salt & turmeric & chili powder. Cook it gets tender & soft.
  • Now add the coconut paste slowly and stir well. Cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, when the seeds splutter, add sliced onions along with curry leaves, fenugreek powder & whole dried chilies. Cook further for 1-2 minutes more. Now pour this tempering on the curry and mix gently to avoid breaking of raw banana.

Note: Serve hot with rice or chapatti. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

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