Kalan Recipe - Kerala Style Kalan - Kurukku Kalan Recipe

Kalan Recipe
Kalan Recipe is a part of Onam Sadya Menu , a traditional , popular and a must in sadya menu.Kalan is nothing but plaintain and yam cooked and added to a yogurt coconut based sauce which is a thick and creamy curry.As onam is nearing, this time I wanted to try Kalan curry which is one of the dishes in Sadhya menu.

There are two  types of kalan namely rasa kalan prepared using variety of vegetables like pumpkin, elephant yam, ash gourd, raw banana, yellow cucumber etc and kurukku kalan which is prepared with plantain and yam it has a semi solid thick creamy consistency. I love any yogurt based curry so this easily becomes one of my favs now :)
Kalan Recipe

Kalan Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Kerala | Recipe Reference : YummyOYummy

Raw green plantain - 1/4 cup chopped
Elephant yam - 1/4 cup chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp 
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt - to taste
Sour yoghurt - 2 cups
Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp (Dry roast 1/2 tsp of fenugreek and grind it to a fine powder)

To grind:

Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chilies - 1

To temper:

Coconut oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli - 1
Curry Leaves - a small sprig


  1. Remove the skin of the veggies and chop it into bite sized pieces, Keep immersed in water and rinse it well.Cook the vegetables in required water with pepper,red chilli and turmeric powder till soft and is slightly mushy. Drain water.
    How to make kalan recipe - Step1
  2. Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a semi fine paste.Transfer the cooked veggies to a pan and add the coconut paste along with spice powders,fenugreek powder and required salt.
    How to make kalan recipe - Step2
  3. Saute until raw smell leaves.Beat curd and keep aside.Then finally add yogurt.
    How to make kalan recipe - Step3
  4. Keep stirring in between to avoid curdling. When it reaches a semi thick consistency switch off. Heat oil in a pan and temper the items under 'to temper', add it to the curry and give a quick stir.
    How to make kalan recipe - Step4
Serve with rice!

My Notes:

 Kurukku Kalan Recipe

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