Special Kalan

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Simmer Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - raw banana, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup - yam, thinly sliced
  • 4 - green chillies slit vertically
  • 4 - garlic flakes, crushed
  • 3 - stalks curry leaves
  • 1 - onion chopped finely
  • 2 to 3 - dried red chillies, whole
  • 1 - fresh coconut scraped
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 4 cups - fresh buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Special Kalan

  • Grind coconut, cumin, garlic together to a smooth paste.
  • Keep aside.
  • Mix chopped mixed veggies, turmeric, 1 stalk curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Add 1.5 cups water, cook in a deep vessels, till vegetables are soft.
  • Add ground paste, after cooling the vegetables a little.
  • Add buttermilk, warm again, stirring gently continuously.
  • Do not bring to boil, or mixture will curdle.
  • Take off fire, pour into serving dish.
  • Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  • Allow to splutter, add broken red chillies and onions.
  • Stir-fry for a minute, pour over kalan to season.
  • Serve with rice, appams, and papadams.

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