Saturday, April 13, 2013

Kurukku Kaalan


Kurukku Kalan 4


Kaaya/Raw Plantain     --   1
Turmeric Powder           --   ½ tsp
Pepper Powder               --   ½ tsp
Ghee                                    --   1 tbsp
Salt                                       --   as required
Water                                  --   1 cup
Shredded Coconut         --   ½ cup
Cumin Seeds                     --   ½ tsp
Green Chillies                   --   2 - 3
Coconut Oil                       --   2 tbsp
Curry Leaves                    --   1 sprig
Red Chillies                       --   2 - 3
Mustard Seeds                 --   ½ tsp
Thick Yogurt                    --   2 - 3 cups
Fenugreek Powder         --   ½ tsp

Preparation of kalan:

Skin off the raw plantain and cut into cubes. Add turmeric powder, pepper, ghee and salt to the raw plantain and cook it in required water until soft. Let the water dry completely. If there is excess water drain it.

Grind the coconut with cumin seeds and green chillies until smooth, adding a little water. Add this to the cooked plantain and mix well. Make sure you dont break the plantain cubes. Add the yogurt and cook for a minute or until the gravy thickens. Switch of the flame and sprinkle the fenugreek powder.

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For the seasoning, heat the coconut oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add the red chillies and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.Pour this over the prepared kaalan and close it with a lid for few minutes.

Kurukku Kalan 5

Serve with hot rice


Recipe Courtesy:  YummyoYummy


  1. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting dish..

  2. Excellent and vibrant looking kalan. Wonderfully prepared.

  3. How was your Vishu Nitha ? Looks like rocked...Brilliant click there.

  4. I am drooling!!! looks great...