Kerala Style Kalan

RugminiKamalan R
Kerala Style Kaalan

Kerala Style Kalan

Kerala Style Kalan is a traditional styled ethnic dish very popular in Kerala Cuisine. Kerala Cuisine is specially known for its rice based curry dishes prepared from coconut and locally grown vegetables. Kalan is one such simple and well favored vegetarian dish. It is a sour tasting semi thick curry dish prepared from buttermilk and vegetables like raw banana and elephant yam. Adding ground coconut in the end, balances the sour taste of curd. The curry dish should be semi thick and not watery. Kalan is one of the dishes that is served in a Onam Sadhya meal. No Sadhya or festival is ever complete without a kalan dish. Kerala Style Kalan is a unique dish very tasty with a creamy tangy flavor and special aroma. This is a nutritious dish rich in vital nutrients and minerals. Kalan goes well and perfect with white hot rice and can be easily prepared at home. You can discover the nutritious dish here well illustrated in meaningful sentences.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the tasty dish, first peel skin off the raw bananas and the yam.
  • Cut vegetables into small pieces.
  • Place the chopped vegetables along with salt, turmeric powder, pepper powder and water in a vessel and allow it to cook.
  • When the vegetables are cooked and all the water has completely evaporated, add a tsp of ghee and mix well.
  • Add the curd to the above mixture and mix well.
  • Allow it to boil and when it thickens and finally gets reduced, remove from the flame.
  • Grind together grated coconut and cumin seeds.
  • Add the above ground mixture into the vessel and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a small pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add the above seasoning into the kalan and mix well.
  • Add the roasted and powdered fenugreek into the dish and mix again.
  • Cover the vessel with a lid to lock the flavour.


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Response (7)
  1. s
    sandhya September 9, 2006

    Very nice. Thank you

  2. B
    Biju Menon September 17, 2006

    Turned out real good. Thanks

  3. l
    lakshmi December 18, 2006

    curd must never be boiled but must be continuosly stirred till becoming thick.

  4. S
    Sreelakshmi July 31, 2008

    hey ..very simple and Yummy!!!I tried first time ,It came out very well…

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