Indian Curry Recipes

Kalan Kerala Style (Onam Special Dish)

Kalan_Recipe

Kalan is one of the tastiest and important dish in Kerala sadhya. Its the main recipe in  Onam sadhya. Kalan is made in thick coconut- curd paste with some kerala nadan flavors. Kalan can be prepared using Mampazham (Sweet Mango), Nendra Pazham (long yellow banana), Chena (Yam/ Sooran), Vazhakka (Raw Banana) season wise. For Mampazha kalan  We normally  use Chandrakaran mango which is  small in size and sweet.

Today I have made this dish using Chena (Yam/ Sooran).

Kalan_Recipe

 

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • Chena (Sooran/ Yam) – 250 gms (cubicaly chopped)
  • Grated Coconut – 1 cup
  • Green Chilies – 5 nos
  • Jeera/ Cunmin seeds/ Jeeragam – 1tsp
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 10 leaves
  • Curd/ Yogurt – 1 cup(thick yogurt)
  • Rai/ Kadaka/ Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp
  • Ulava/ Methi Seeds – 1/2tsp
  • Dry red chilies – 3nos
  • Salt to taste.
  • Coconut oil – 1tsp

[/ingredients]

Method:

  • Take a vessel. Add chena (Sooran/ Yam) with adequate water. Add 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. Keep vessel in the pressure cooker. When 1st whistle comes, low the flame & cook for 20mins.
  • In the mixi jar, add the grated coconut, jeera seeds, 1/2 tsp chili powder, green chilies, 6 nos curry leaves. Now grind it.
  • Then add curd & once again grind it to a fine paste.
  • Take the cooked chena from the pressure cooker. Remove excess water from the cooked chena into a glass. Smash chena slightly.
  • Add the grinded coconut-curd paste & nicley mix. If you feel curry is too thick, add little extracted water to it. Don’t add plain water.
  • Keep it in a low flame. When bubbles start coming, switch off the flame.
  • Season the curry in coconut oil with rai,ulava,dry red chilies & curry leaves.
  • Kerala Style Kalan is ready.

Goes very well with Kerala kuthaari chor & white rice.

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