Kalan is a very traditional Keralite dish prepared using yogurt, coconut and vegetables. It is always a part of Onam Sadhya. Today let us learn how to prepare Kalan (Onam Sadhya Special) following this easy Kalan recipe.
Peel the skin and chop plantain and yam into medium size pieces.
Grind the ingredients given under grinding to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
Whisk curd and keep it ready.
Pressure cook plantain and elephant foot yam (senai) with pepper powder, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder for 1 whistle using less water. If there is water, cook until it evaporates.
Mash the vegetables slightly. Lower the heat and add curd/yogurt. Simmer and cook till it starts thickening.
Then add the ground paste, cook for a few seconds on low flame and remove from heat.
Heat a tbsp of coconut oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add fenugreek seeds, red chilli, curry leaves and pour it over the kalan.
Serve it with hot rice.
Note - You can use any oil but coconut oil gives Traditional taste of Kerala.
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