Thursday, February 5, 2009
This is one of the authentic kerala sadhya recipes. This curry is made with raw banana and yams.To get the best results i pulse the buttermilk in a blender for couple of seconds.Kaalan can be made thick or thinner. For sadhyas
usually it is made thicker.
Raw Banana[kaya]- 1 cup chopped
Frozen yam (chena) - 1 cup, cubed
Water-1 1/2 cup
To make a paste:
Coconut - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2 to 3
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Fenugreek powder (uluva) - 1 tsp
Dried red chillies - 2
Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Butter milk- 2cups lightly beaten to remove lumps
In a pan add the cut raw banana,frozen yam and 1 1/2 cup water cook until a
fork inserted comes out easily.Make sure the vegetables are not mushy.
Drain the excess water from the vegetables if there is any.Add salt ,
pepper and turmeric .
Meanwhile, grind coconut ,cumin seeds and green chillies with a little bit of
buttermilk.In lower flame add the ground coconut mix and beaten
butter milk.Stir continuously until the Kaalan is thick in
consistency.it takes 20-25 miniutes. You can make it thinner
if you prefer.Add the fenugreek powder and remove from the flame.
In another pan add the oil and seasoning and curry leaves. When it
splutters add to the Kaalan.Goes very well with Rice and Yogurt.