Yam Kalan, Kerala Curry

Yam Kalan

यॅम कालन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Yam Kalan, Kerala Curry in Hindi) 

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Kalan is a spicy, curd-based gravy recipe from Kerala. However, follow these instructions closely and take care not to overheat the dish, as the curds will separate and leave you with quite an unpalatable dish if you cook it on a high flame.

If done right, however, this dish is sure to transport the diner to culinary heaven!

This homely and satiating curry goes perfectly with a bowl of rice . Also do try other South Indian curries like Chettinad Curry or Malabari Curry .

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Yam Kalan, Kerala Curry recipe - How to make Yam Kalan, Kerala Curry

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (makes Approx. 3 Cups)
2 cups freshly grated coconut
1 cup sour curds (khatta dahi)
2 green chillies , roughly chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

Other Ingredients
1 1/2 cups chopped yam (suran)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp fenugreek (methi) leaves seeds
1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  1. Combine the yam, turmeric powder, pepper, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame (for approx. 12 to 15 minutes) till it is cooked, stirring once in between.
  2. Add the prepared paste, mix gently and simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the flame and keep aside.
  3. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the fenugreek seeds, red chillies and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Pour the tempering over the curry, mix well and simmer for another minute. Serve hot.

Variation :

    Variation :
  1. You can use raw bananas instead of yam as a variation to yam kalan.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy352 cal
Protein5 g
Carbohydrates17.8 g
Fiber7.2 g
Fat27.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A238.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C1 mg
Folic Acid9.1 mcg
Calcium134 mg
Iron1.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium13.8 mg
Potassium158.8 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : South Indian RecipesBuy this cookbook

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