Kalan Kerala Curry

Kalan is a traditional Kerala dish made during Onam Sadhya. It is a curry dish prepared using buttermilk, mustard seeds, coconut and raw bananas.


  • 3 cup thick butter milk
  • 2 cups yam and raw bananas- cut into thin slices
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp powdered fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut- grind with 2 green chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves

How to Make Kalan Kerala Curry

  1. Cook yam and bananas in butter milk with turmeric powder till they get soft.
  2. Add salt, grated paste of coconut to it and cook for few minutes.
  3. Heat the coconut oil. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it and stir for a few minutes.
  4. Add the buttermilk mixture to this along with the black pepper and fenugreek seeds. Mix well.
  5. The dish is ready to serve. Garnish with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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