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Kaya Vattan is a simple dish with raw banana/plantain, grated coconut and curry leaves as its main ingredients. It is super easy to make and goes well with steamed rice. 

Prep Time : 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min


1 Kaya/Plantain/Raw Banana, thinly sliced(discard both ends)
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup grated coconut
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 sprig curry leaves
3 1/2 cups water

  1. Mix 1/2  teaspoon turmeric powder and 1/2 salt with 2 cups of water. Soak plantain in this solution for 5 minutes. This step is required to remove the sap of the raw plantain. Once the time is up, drain and wash the plantains in cold water.
  2. To a pan add 1 1/2 cups water followed by red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Bring to boil.  
  3. To the above ,add the plantain. Cover and cook  for 5 to 10 minutes or till the plantains are done.
  4. Open the pan and simmer for 1 more minute. Add grated coconut and switch off the flame.
  5. As the last step add coconut oil and curry leaves and mix well. Best served with steamed rice.

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