Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Kerala's own Kalan

KALAN -
Banana & Elephant yam cooked in coconut paste finished with yogurt


Things needed :
Chena ( Elephant yam....strange name :O ) - peeled & cut into cubes , 1 cup
Raw banana - peeled & cut into cubes , 1 cup
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 spring
Curd - 1 cup

Grind Paste:
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 1 small pod
Green chilly - 1

Seasoning:
Mustard seeds
Dry red chillies
Curry leaves

Preparation Method:
Cook chena & banana adding turmeric,chilly powder 1 spring curry leaves, 1 1/2 tsp salt & enough water.
After its cooked add the ground paste mix and allow to boil.
After rawness is gone , allow it to cool down a while.
Add the beaten curd & check for salt.
For seasoning, heat oil in a pan,splutter mustard seeds. Fry red chillies & curry leaves.
Pour this over the Kalan. Kalan is ready now!!

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