kalan recipe | kerala sadya kalan recipe | kurukku kalan curry

kalan recipe | kerala sadya kalan recipe | kurukku kalan curry with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional and flavoured kerala cuisine delicacy made with yam, coconut, raw banana and yoghurt. it is generally made for the sadya feast and served as a side dish to hot steamed rice or brown boiled rice. the recipe is easy and very simple to make and can be prepared within minutes for your lunch or dinner.
kalan recipekalan recipe | kerala sadya kalan recipe | kurukku kalan curry with step by step photo and video recipe. kerala cuisine is known for its rice-based curries or side dish made from locally grown vegetables and coconuts. one such simple and easy curry recipe is kurukku kalan recipe made with raw banana and elephant yam. it is generally made on special occasions like onam feast or sandya feast but can be made on any particular day for your afternoon meal.

i have shared quite a few yoghurt and coconut based curries till now in my blog. but this recipe of kerala sadya kurukku kalan is unique compared to others. basically, the recipe is made with locally grown veggies like yam and raw plantain. but the addition of pepper makes it more unique and very flavoured. in addition, the gravy is made thicker and hence can be served as a curry or perhaps as a side to your meal. moreover, the recipe can be easily stored for a minimum of 4-5 days in the refrigerator and yet it remains fresh. but it may thicken as time passes and you may have to add water and bring it to the right consistency.

kerala sadya kalan recipe

the kurukku kalan recipe is very easy and simple and easy to make, yet i would like to highlight few tips and suggestions. firstly, while grounding the coconut masala, ground it to fine paste. it has to be coarse and at the same time, it has to be semi-liquid before mixing it with yoghurt like coconut chutney. secondly, the recipe contains both green chilli and also pepper and hence it can be hot and spicy if you are mild to medium spice eaters. hence reduce the quantity of pepper or green chilli according to your taste preferences. lastly, before adding the yoghurt to the curry, do not forget to whisk it thoroughly otherwise it may curdle once it is heated.

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kalan recipe
kalan recipe | kerala sadya kalan recipe | kurukku kalan curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

easy kalan recipe | kerala sadya kalan recipe | kurukku kalan curry

Course: curry
Cuisine: kerala
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for masala paste:
  • 1 cup coconut grated
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ cup water
other ingredients:
  • 1 raw plantain / pachakkaya cubed
  • 1 cup suran cubed
  • 1 chilli slit
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¾ tsp pepper crushed
  • 2 cup water
  • ½ tsp methi powder / fenugreek powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt whisked
for tempering:
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a large kadai take 1 raw plantain and 1 cup suran.
  2. add 1 chilli, few curry leaves, ½ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¾ tsp pepper.
  3. additionally, add 2 cup water and boil for 10 minutes.
  4. once the plantain and suran are half cooked add ½ tsp methi powder and 1 tsp salt.
  5. cover and boil for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked completely.
  6. transfer the prepared coconut masala paste and mix well.
  7. boil for 5 minutes or until the raw smell from coconut disappears.
  8. turn off the flame and add 1 cup whisked curd.
  9. mix well until the curry turns smooth and silky consistency.
  10. splutter the tempering and pour over kalan.
  11. finally, enjoy kalan with hot steamed rice.

how to make kurukku kalan with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai take 1 raw plantain and 1 cup suran.
    kalan recipe
  2. add 1 chilli, few curry leaves, ½ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¾ tsp pepper.
    kalan recipe
  3. additionally, add 2 cup water and boil for 10 minutes.
    kalan recipe
  4. once the plantain and suran are half cooked add ½ tsp methi powder and 1 tsp salt.
    kalan recipe
  5. cover and boil for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked completely.
    kalan recipe
  6. now prepare the masala paste by taking 1 cup coconut, 1 chilli and 1 tsp cumin in a blender.
    kerala sadya kalan recipe
  7. add ½ cup water and blend to smooth paste.
    kerala sadya kalan recipe
  8. transfer the prepared coconut masala paste and mix well.
    kerala sadya kalan recipe
  9. boil for 5 minutes or until the raw smell from coconut disappears.
    kerala sadya kalan recipe
  10. turn off the flame and add 1 cup whisked curd.
    kerala sadya kalan recipe
  11. mix well until the curry turns smooth and silky consistency.
    kurukku kalan curry
  12. further, prepare the tempering by heating ½ tbsp coconut oil.
    kurukku kalan curry
  13. once the oil is hot, add ½ tsp mustard, ¼ tsp methi, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
    kurukku kalan curry
  14. splutter the tempering and pour over kalan.
    kurukku kalan curry
  15. finally, enjoy kalan with hot steamed rice.
    kerala sadya kalan recipe

notes:

  • firstly, the curry thickens once cooled, so adjust consistency as required.
  • additionally, use sour curd as the tanginess is attained with the addition of curd.
  • also, cook the suran and pachakkaya well before adding masala paste.
  • finally, kalan recipe tastes great when prepared slightly spicy and thick.
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