Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Kaalan-Thrissur Style

Kaalan is one of the traditional kerala recipe..Sadya is incomplete without kalan .The recipe is similar to  Erupuli ..In erupuli we are using ripe banana ..So the taste is slight sweet .But kaalan is thick and bit sour in taste . We use raw plantain in kaalan.So here comes the simple recipe of Kaalan …


Raw plantian(nendra kaya) -1

Yam(chena) -1 cup(chopped)

Curd -2 cup

Grated coconut -1/2 of 1


Green chilly-1

Red chill-1/2tsp

Turmeric powder-1/2tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4tsp

Salt-to taste

Curry leaves-1 string

For Seasoning

Mustard seeds-1/4tsp

Fenugreek seeds(uluva)-10

Dry red chilly-2 (chopped)

Curry leaves-1 string



Peel and cube the plantian and yam ..In a kadai add plantain and yam pieces along with turmeric powder,chilly powder ,salt ,curry leaves and 1 cup of water .

Cook till the vegetables are  done.

Side by side grind coconut ,pepper,cumin seeds and green chilly to a fine paste ..

Add this paste to the cooked vegetables..

Boil them well..Stirring continuously.Add salt

Finally add curd to this and simmer for2-3 minutes..Don`t boil..

Season with mustard seeds,red chilly ,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves ..

Add this to the gravy ..

The simple and tasty Kaalan is ready to serve ..

Note : Its good to use bit sour type  curd for preparing this dish


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