Thursday, April 23, 2009

KALAN / KATTI KALAN / KURUKKU KALAN / Thrissur style Kalan

Ingredients :

Raw banana :2peeled and cubed
Yam :1Cup , peeled and cubed
Sour Curd : 1 1/2Cup
Coconut grated : 1Cup
Green Chili : 2
Chili powder : 1/2tsp
Pepper :5
Turmeric powder : 1/2tsp + 1/2tsp
Garlic : 4cloves
Cumin seeds : 1/2tsp
Mustard seeds : 1tsp
Fenugreek seeds : 1/2tsp
Red Chili :3
Curry leaves : 2Spring
Coconut Oil : 2tsp

Method :

1. Pressure cook chopped and cubed raw banana and yam with one cup water, chili powder, 1/2tsp turmeric powder and 1tsp salt.

2. Grind grated coconut, 1/2tsp turmeric powder, garlic, cumin seeds, pepper and green chili. Make it a fine paste.

3. Transfer the boiled vegetable in to a clay pot to make traditional kerala Kalan. Leave it for some time to cool.

4. Add coconut paste and curd at same time. mix it well and cook till the gravy is very thick and cover the vegggies. Add salt to taste. (Cook in low flame for 5-6min.)

5. For thadka, Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add red chillies, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. Pour over the Kalan and close the clay pot with a lid. Serve hot.


  1. Wow... Its ma favourite dish.. I always ask my sister to make this for me.. c do.. n i like it ..

  2. dis snap looks perfect..i love this dish very much..but i dont hav this clay pot...

  3. Looks great!!! never seen such a beautiful moru curry..

  4. Ho beautiful ,this pic reminded me of my moms kalan.