Kaya Mulakooshyam

Mulakooshyam is a very easy to prepare dish that is usually prepared when someone is feeling unwell. Kaya mulakooshyam is a popular Kerala dish made with ingredients such as raw banana, pepper, Kokum and spices. It goes well with rice / kanji.


  • 2 small Raw Banana / ethakkaya, cut into medium-sized cubes
  • 12 Pearl onions
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Whole pepper corns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilly powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 2 Kudam Puli /Kokum, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Coconut oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Crush whole pepper corns, pearl onion and garlic into a coarse mixture.
  2. Dry roast chilly powder, coriander powder and the above mixture.
  3. Add 1.5 cups of water, kudam puli/kokum pieces, few curry leaves, enough salt and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the raw plantain cubes and cook covered for about 15 – 20 minutes at medium heat.
  5. Add coconut oil and a few curry leaves, close with the lid and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve Kaya mulakooshyam hot with rice / kanji.

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