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Kalan recipe

Kalan is one dish which is served in the sadya meal which is nothing but yam/raw plantain  or both cooked in coconut-yogurt masala paste.It must cook carefully as curd/yogurt may tends to curdle.I prepared this today along with sambar which was so yummy.I slightly adopted the recipe from here.
Preparation time:10 mins
Cooking time:15mins
Recipe type: gravy
Recipe cuisine: south indian
Author: Babitha

  • Yam & Raw plantian-1 cup(diced)
  • pepper powder-1 tsp
  • Green chilly-1
  • Salt to taste
  • Sour curd-1\2 cup

To grind:
  • Grated coconut-1\3 cup
  • Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • jeera-1 tsp

for tadka
  • Coconut oil-1 tbsp
  • Mustard-1\2 tsp
  • pearl onion-2 r 3,chopped finely
  • curry leaves-few


1.Peel the skin of the 2 vegetables and cut them in to cubes.cook them in a pan along with pepper powder,green chilly and salt.

2.Grind the ingredients  under " to grind" to fine paste with little water.Whisk the curd well and to it add the ground paste and mix well.

3.When the vegetable is cooked remove from flame and allow to cool a bit.then add the curd-masala mix and mix well.check for salt and add.

4.Then keep it in flame cook in very low fire.Keep stirring for 5-7 minutes and switch off.

5.Then tadka with the ingredients and add to it.

Tasty kalan is ready to be served for sadya.


1.After adding curd/yogurt keep in low flame and stir as it may curdle.


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