Kalan (Moru Kootan) Recipe

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How to make Kalan (Moru Kootan) Recipe

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Kalan is a loose gravy with curd as the base ingredient. Kalan is also called as pulissery or morukootan in some parts of kerala. The vegetables used in making kalan vary. Some of the usual vegetables used are cucumber, ashgourd, yam , raw plantain , ripe mango ,ripe kerala banana, pineapple etc. You can make kalan with just one vegetable or a mix of them.

The recipe mentioned here uses yam and raw plantain (kerala plantain or nenthrakkaya).


Raw plantain (cut into small square pieces) -1/2 cup

Yam (cut into small square pieces)- ½ cup

Sour curd – 2 cups

Coconut (shredded)-2 cups

Green chillies -3-4

Red chilly powder -1tsp

Turmeric powder -1tsp

Jaggery – 1 tsp

For seasoning

Oil- 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds -1/2 tsp

Red chillies – 1-2

Curry leaves – a few

Method of preparation

Cook yam and plantain along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Churn the curd well. Make a fine paste of coconut and green chillies and add to the cooked vegetables and bring to boil. Once it is boiled add the churned curd, jaggery, mix well and keep in low flame. Don’t let the mixture boil. Switch off when it froths.

Season using the ingredients mentioned and add to the kalan.

Sour, spicy and tasty kalan is ready to be served along with hot rice. Enjoy with olan. Kalan (moru Kootan) recipe is a must do accompaniment for Onam Sadya / feast.

Note : The method of preparation remains the same while using other vegetables too.


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