Kaalan – Vegetables cooked in curd and coconut – Onam special recipe

2012-08-31
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  • Yield : 250 gm
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 22m
  • Ready In : 35m

Kaalan is a vegetarian side dish of malayalees. Kaalan is prepared by using vegetables, curd and coconut. I also added coconut oil because it gives a special flavour to the Kaalan. Kaalan is a thick gravy dish and it tastes awesome.

For OnaSadhya kalan is a must.

Ingredients

  • Raw banana - 1 (cut in to small pieces)
  • Yam (chena) - 50 gm (cut in to small pieces)
  • Green chillies - 5 nos
  • Grated coconut - 250 gm
  • Cumin seed - 10 gm
  • Dry red chilly - 5 nos
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Coconut oil - 50 gm
  • Jaggery - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curd - 1/2 litre
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 2 string
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - 1 cup

Method

Step 1

Clean and cut the raw banana and yam into small pieces.

Step 2

Take a pan add raw banana pieces, yam pieces, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, pepper powder, 3 green chillies, 25 gm coconut oil, salt,1 spring curry leaves and water. Cook for 7 minutes.

Step 3

Grind coconut with cumin seeds and 3 green chillies to a smooth paste.

Step 4

When the vegetables are cooked and the water dries out completely, add ghee and jaggery and cook for 3 more minutes.

Step 5

Add curd to this. When the curd boils and become dry and thick, add grinded coconut paste. Cook for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Add fenugreek powder into this mixture and stir well for 2 minutes.

Step 7

For seasoning, heat a pan add coconut oil, mustard seed, curry leaves and dry red chilies. Season the kaalan with this mixture. The kaalan is ready to be served.

 

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