Elephant yam and Plantain mulaku curry


  1. Kashmiri dry red chillies – 8 numbers
  2. Pepper corns – 1/2 tsp.
  3. Elephant yam – 2 cups; cut into small cubes
  4. Raw banana – 1 cup; cut into small cubes
  5. Water – 1.5 cups
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Coconut oil – 1 tsp. + 1.5 tbsps.;divided
  8. Curry leaves – a few
  9. White vinegar – 1/4 tsp.


  1. Soak the dry red chillies in hot water for 3-4 hours. Remove the seeds from the chillies. Grind together the chillies and pepper corns to a smooth paste.
  2. Cook the elephant yam and banana pieces together adding  the prepared chilly paste, 1 tsp. of coconut oil, 1 cup of water and salt. Cover cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Finally add 1.5 tbsps. of coconut oil, vinegar and curry leaves and remove from heat.
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