Konju Pachakaya Aviyal/Raw Banana and Prawns Aviyal/Pachakaya Chemeen Aviyal


Raw banana/Ethakka, big – 2 Nos.

Big prawns  – 1/4 cup

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Onion, sliced  – 1 No.

Green chillies, slit  – 4 Nos.

Shallots/Pearl onion – 6 Nos.

Fennel powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Water  – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Curry leaves 

Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

Tamarind  – Optional


1. Peel raw bananas and cut it into pieces. In a bowl of water, add turmeric powder and salt. Place raw bananas in this and wash them. 

2. Grind grated coconut in a blender. You should get the consistency of a coarse coconut paste. 

3. In a pan, add raw bananas, prawns, onion, green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt to a cup of water. Cook them. 

4. When raw bananas are half cooked, add ground coconut paste, fennel powder, and tamarind water (optional). Lower the flame. Cook for 1-2 minutes. 

5. When the gravy thickens, add coconut oil and curry leaves. Close the lid. Switch off the stove.

Note:- If you like mild sour taste, add tamarind water, tomatoes or yogurt in Step 4.

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Raw banana curry

Raw banana and string beans stir fry

Raw banana dry curry

Raw banana thoran

Raw banana bajji

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