Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kalan Recipe- Kerala Kalan recipe-Onam Special dish

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.

Kalan recipe

Kalan-Kerala Sadya Recipe

Kalan Recipe

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves2-3
 Recipe CategorySide dish
 Recipe CuisineKerala

   Ingredients needed

   Plantain -2 (preferably Kerala nendrangai)
   Elephant foot yam (senai)- 250 grams
   Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
   Chilli Powder -1 tsp
   Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
   Yogurt/Curd -1 1/4 cup
   Salt as required

   For Grinding

   Grated Coconut - 1/3 cup
   Cumins seeds/Jeerakam -1 tsp
   Green chilli -3

   For the seasoning

   Coconut oil -1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds (Uluva) -1/2 tsp
   Red chilli -1
   Curry leaves - few


Preparation

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.

Method

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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15 comments:

  1. Mmm...Yummy looking Kalan...Have been thinking of posting this recipe for quite sometime now..

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  2. This is an yummy dish hv tasted it once.. good one..

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  3. Kalan looks so delicious:) another onam special:)
    Reva

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  4. haven't heard of this.. looks good..

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  5. wow healthy and yummy recipe,luks so tempting...

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  6. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww... mouth watering here.. looks so so so delicious and perfect.. simply inviting dear.

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  7. Tempting and yummy and delicious ..:)

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  8. Another perfect Kerala dish. Nice snap.

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  9. perfect recipe for Kalan

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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