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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kalan | Kaya Kaalan | Raw Plantain Curry (Kerala Style)

Nendrakai Kalan is a rich delicious curry mainly served in sadyas(vegetarian traditional feast) during Onam,Vishu or marriages.This is a coconut & yogurt based curry that serves best with steamed rice.The main spice flavors in this curry is from the pepper powder and green chillies.There are many variations to kalan like kurukku kalan ,katti kalan,etc.I love all coconut & yogurt based curries with rice ,its a complete satisfying meal and so is this recipe.As Keralites have Vishu(Kerala festival) coming up next month,this recipe can be a helping guide to many who wish to prepare their own at home.Enjoy making this at home !!!



Ingredients
plantain 2
pepper powder 1 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
salt
ghee 2 tsp
fenugreek powder 1/4 tsp
sour yogurt 2 cups
to grind
coconut grated 1 cup
green chillies 3
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
to temper
mustard seeds 1 tsp
dry red chillies2-3
curry leaves
coconut oil 2 tsp


Method
  • Peel and chop the plantains in cubes,leave soaked in water.
  • Mix the pepper powder in 1 1/2 cups water and sieve the mixture.Pour this mixture in a pan and add turmeric powder.
  • Add the chopped plantain and bring to a boil.Let it cook till tender about 7-8 mins.Add few curry leaves.
  • Add salt once it gets cooked and simmer the heat.Add in the yogurt and mix well.(Keep stirring or else will curdle)
  • In the meantime,grind the coconut,cumin seeds & green chillies to a smooth paste.Add this paste to the pan and let one or two bubbles appear at the surface.Put off heat,add in the fenugreek powder and ghee.
  • In another pan,heat oil.Splutter mustard seeds.Add the curry leaves and dry red chillies.Put off flame and add the seasoning to the curry.
  • Serve warm with rice!!


Servings ~ 4-5 adults

NOTES'
* The yogurt should be sour,otherwise it may not bring out the actual flavors in the curry.
* Adding fenugreek powder enhances the flavors of the curry.
* You can even add chopped yam to this curry.But yam takes lesser time to cook so add accordingly .
* Keep the flame low,once you add the yogurt or else it may curdle.


43 comments:

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the color of the gravy. yummy.

Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

Onam sadyas are the best. I had been to Coconut Groove in Bangalore during Onam festival and had a nice & light meal with a friend!!
Love the texture of this curry & it reminds me of moor kulambu!!
Love it!! Great with rice, need nothing else as a side dish.

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow super yummy kalan Julie....

Hari Chandana P said... Best Blogger Tips

Authentic and flavorful curry.. inviting platter :)

Lavanya T R said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super tasty and delicious
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Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks absolutely yummy Julie! Really good pics too. Love that red bowl :)

Janani said... Best Blogger Tips

I love kerala dishes and this looks so good.made me hungry instant.

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

love kalan. yours look delicious.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavorful curry Julie.
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Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy curry

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious!!! very flavorful!!
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Meena Selvakumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

never tried with plantain.thanks for sharing.lovely clicks.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

nice curry looks appetizing and makes me drool...

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really delicious, I am the great fan of kerala recipes..

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

going to make this for lunch tomorrow.. weekend here... nice one

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely recipe. We often buy plantain, so I'll try this one out :)

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the way you have made the pictures look interesting. Nice dish too.

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and healhty curry..I always love coconut based curry.

Sireesha Puppala said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy stew..looks filling

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

ur photos are so tempting dear..

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful, flavourful curry.

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

My all time favourite dish :) Your preparation looks fabulous & perfectly prepared too!

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

I remember eating it as a child but have never made it myself. Looks delicious!

Amina said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and delicious curry... yumm..

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

love this, looks delicious..

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

fabulous recipe... mouth watering...

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum, I always love kerala sides.

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Best Blogger Tips

the color of the curry was amazing............ nice clicks julie......

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry

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Follow Foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love all kerala recipes . Very nice recipe
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Nagashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious kalan, such a comforting food.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Nostalgic and delicious !

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Curry colour looks amazing :)
Will try the same curry in fish recipe !!!!
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Amrita Vishal said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the lovely colour of the gravy, new dish for me!!

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious n aromatic!

Uma Ramanujam said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks creamy.. I never heard about this gravy. but looks yumm. pass me the platter with rice...

Saranya Balaji said... Best Blogger Tips

i never tried this looks delicious...Gonna try this...

Chitz said... Best Blogger Tips

I too love this one Julie.. Rich & tasty.. But u said sieve the mixture.. Why that?

Helen Prabha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious.... :-)

laavys kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super yummy.Nice clicks too :)

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Just have my mouth water all day long- thank you for that, Julie!

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious dear..lovely colour and clicks...

Nilu A said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice curry.. Lovely clicks Julie :-)