Tastes of Kerala

Hi, I’m Nisha.Here,through my blogs I would like to share some unique, traditional vegetarian tastes and flavours of Kerala. Kerala has produced diverse, natural, nutritious as well as tasteful vegetarian dishes. The concept of homestead farming helped the Kerala women to make these unique dishes. Without using artificial flavours and colours they have produced hundreds of varieties of dishes. The famous “Sadya” in banana leaf has attracted many. To preserve and exchange these recipes is the main purpose of this blog. I’m sharing the recipes that I have encountered and those which attracted me . I am very happy to introduce you to some of the long lost traditional recipes . I hope you will enjoy them.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


  • 1\2 cup raw banana pieces
  • 1\2 cup elephant foot yam
  • 5 green chilli
  • 4 cup curd
  • 1 tsp soaked white rice
  • 2 cup grated coconut
  • 1\2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1\2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1\4 tsp powdered pepper
  • 1\2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1\4 cup water
  • salt (to taste)
For tempering,
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1\2  tsp mustard
  • 1\2 tsp fenugreek
  • 2  dried red chilli
  • a few curry leaves
Cook the banana and elephant foot yam along with salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder,2 green chillies and a little water. Stir the curd with a spoon and add it to the cooked vegetables. Stir it for 10 minutes. Grind the coconut along with cumin seeds, green chilli,white rice and water to a smooth paste. Add coconut paste to the curd mixture. Stir it in a low flame till the mixture becomes  thick. Add the powdered pepper to it. Now, heat the coconut oil and put the mustard, fenugreek and the red chilli into it. When the mustard bursts pour it into the  curd mixture. Your Kalan is ready.
Garnish it with curry leaves.

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