Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Kaalan is a keralite vegetarian curry which is a must have dish in sadhya. Its a sour tasting curry made with yogurt,coconut and plantain/yam.


To Cook:

250 gms of yam and plantain (skin peeled) cut into square pieces
1  tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
curry leaves
salt to taste

To Grind:

1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
3 green chillies
1 cup yogurt

To Temper:

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 whole red chillies
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds(uluva)
curry leaves


1.Cook the vegetables with 3/4 cup of water and pepper,turmeric,curry leaves and salt.
2.Make a smooth paste of the ingredients to be ground.
3.Add the ground paste to the cooked vegetables.Switch off the flame when the mixture starts to boil.
4.Temper with the ingredients mentioned.

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