Kalan- Kerala Special

Kalan- Kerala Special

Kalan- Kerala Special

On my recent visit to Guruvayoor I tasted the best ever Kalan in a hotel. As I got hold of the recipe way before I made some changes in quantity of ingredients and here comes the best kalan. What I tasted was very thick just like chutney. I wanted more of gravy and this recipe has a little more gravy.


Yam- 1 cup chopped into big cubes
Pepper powder- 1 tbsp
Water- 2 cups
Salt as per taste
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Coconut- 1 cup
Jeera- 2 tbsp
Coconut oil- 3 tbsp
Curry leaves -few
Mustard- 1 tbsp
Red chilly-5
Thick curd- 1 cup


Kalan- Kerala Special
  • Pressure cook yam with 2 cups of water, salt, turmeric and pepper for 5 whistles.
  • In a mixer-grinder grind coconut and jeera with some water to make a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Heat a wok with 3 tbsp coconut oil.
  • Fry mustard ,curry leaves, red chillies.
  • Add pressure cooked yam along with the water.
  • Let it cook well till water drains (retain some if you want more gravy).
  • Add coconut paste and curd and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with brown rice.
Kalan- Kerala Special
Other Lentils/Pulses Recipe:         Other Vegetarian Gravies:   
Dhal Makhani                                    Idichakka Gravy                         Spicy Mushroom Masala
Sambar                                             Mixed Vegetable Korma             Tadka Dhal
Dhal Curry                                        Soy Mint Gravy                           Tomato Gravy 
Green Gram Celery Gravy                 Paneer Butter Masala                  Pepper Mushroom Gravy 
Green Peas Masala                           Paneer Makhanwala                    Soy Gravy 
Green Peas Kachori                          Mushroom Curry- Kerala Style   Masala Curry 
Channa Masala                                 Olan                                            Kathrikka Bhajji
Channa Methi Gravy                         Ripe Mango Curry                       Rasam
                                                         Brinjal Puli Kuzhambu                 Capsicum Gravy
                                                         Cauliflower Subzi                        Stew  


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