Monday, May 5, 2008

How is the making of Kaalan ?Here is the answer

You will need:
1. 1 cup raw banana, diced
2. 6 green chillies, slit
3. ½ tsp chilli powder
4. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
5. Salt to taste
6. 1 cup coconut, grated
7. ¼ tsp cumin seeds
8. 4 cups curd, lightly beaten

For the seasoning:
1. 2 dsp refined vegetable oil
2. 1 tsp mustard seeds
3. 1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds
4. 3 dry red chillies, halved
5. A few curry leaves

1. Cook the banana pieces in a cup of water, with green chillies, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Add salt to taste.
2. Grind grated coconut and cumin seeds to a fine paste. And this paste to the cooked banana. Mix well and allow to boil once. Lower the heat and add the beaten curd at once, stirring all the time. Take care it does not curdle. Remove from fire.
3. Heat another pan with 2 dsp oil. Splutter mustard seeds, add fenugreek seeds, red chillies and curry leaves and fry lightly. Pour over the curry.

Kaalan can also be made with pineapple instead of banana.

To serve 6

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