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Kurukku Kalan

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Kalan is a very tasty vegetable dish served during Onam feast and it is prepared using some of the most commonly available seasonal vegetables.
Ingredients
  Raw green plantain 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), diced
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Elephant yam 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), diced
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Fenugreek powder 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Coconut 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), grated (For grinding)
  Green chilies 1 Medium
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (For Tempering)
  Coconut oil 1 Teaspoon
  Dry red chili 1 Medium
  Curry leaves 2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING STARTED
1. Beat the curd using manual beater and remove lumps.
2. Grind coconut, cumin seeds and green chili to a coarser paste.
3. In a pan, add plantain, yam, turmeric powder, chili powder and pepper power. Pour some water atleast a level above these vegetables and pressure cook until they turn mushy. Drain water and keep aside the cooked vegetables.

MAKING
4. In a skillet, add cooked vegetables and coconut paste. Sauté this mixture until it gets nicely blended and raw smell of the coconut paste vanishes.
5. Add more turmeric powder, fenugreek powder, salt and continue to sauté for few more minutes until their flavors get blended.
6. Add beaten curd and simmer the curry for 10 minutes until it gets slightly thick. Keep on stirring during the cooking period to avoid curdling of the curry.
7. In a pan heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, and dried chilies and fry until they slightly get browned.
8. Pour seasoning over kalan and mix well.

SERVING
9. Serve this kurukku kalan with rice.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Kerala
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Sweet Sour
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Curry
Occasion: 
Onam
Specialty: 
Sadya
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Plantain
Interest: 
Party

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