Thursday, 8 September 2011


Kalan is a popular version of the curd (yoghurt) based dish, which is a must for Onam and other big occasions. This is also called "Kurukku kalan" as it is prepared by thickening  beaten curd by boiling.

What you need for Kalan:
  • Elephant Yam/Chena-250gm cut into cubes
  • Raw plantain/Ethakkaya-1 peeled n cut in to cubes
  • Pepper powder-2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tbsp
  • Curd-1 cup
  • Coconut-1 grated
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli-4
  • Mustard seeds-1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds-1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Red chilli-2
  • Salt to taste
The Preparation method:
  • Boil the Yam and plantain pieces with salt,pepper powder and turmeric powder with enough water.
  • Grind the coconut with green chilli and cumin seeds. You can add curd in the blender instead of water to make it more thicker.
  • Once the vegetables are cooked, add the curd and grounded mixture in to it.
  • Then heat in low flame and keep stirring till the mixture thicken.Switch off the flame.
  • Heat oil in a pan splutter mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Pour in to the curry.
  • Very delicious Kalan is ready to serve with rice.

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