Friday, November 9, 2012



Kalan is a very popular Kerala dish served with rice. The recipe today is a unique version called Rasa kalan.Rasa means tasty and as the name suggest it is a tasty kalan. Usually kalan is made with raw plantain and yam and is cooked in a spiced yogurt sauce. But in rasakalan it is a medley of different types of vegetables which brings a wonderful blend of flavors. This is a new recipe to me and when I read about this, I,found it very interesting and tried it for Onam sadhya this year. It was truly wonderful and my family enjoyed.The yogurt sauce is spiced with black pepper or dry red chilly and the tangyness is from yogurt and raw mango. Try this recipe,you will surely love it.

Recipe Source from here and here

Pumpkin, Cucumber, yam, Arvi (colacacia) Raw plantain cubed- 3 cup
Drumstick - 8-10 pieces
Green mango small- peeled and sliced- 1
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
green chilly 2
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Jaggery- a small piece
Salt to taste

To grind
Coconut- 1 cup
Dry red chilly - 1
Fenugreek seeds- 1/3

Curry leaves a few
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- a few
Coconut oil- 3 tsp
Sour curd- 2 1/2 cup

Cut vegetables into cubes and cook them all together along with turmeric powder, pepper powder,green chilly and salt. Add about 3/4 cup of water and cook. When it is cooked add the powdered jaggery and mix well.
Dry roast dry red chilly and fenugreek seed. When it cools down a bit blend it along with coconut into a fine paste.Add this to the cooked vegetables,mix and simmer for two minutes Add well beaten curd and allow the curry to warm up and switch off the flame.
Heat coconut oil and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When they splutter and dry red chilly and curry leaves and fry for a minute,pour this over the curry and cover with a tight lid till it is time to serve.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. wooo suja the recipe looks soo awesome :)love the masala in it :)

  2. Nice recipe..Looks delicious..

  3. using raw mango for this curry is new to me. must have tasted delicious

  4. Adipoli curry, I want to try it. still fighting with runny nose and cold.

    1. Oh dear take care,how about kids? avarude mariyoo?

  5. Fingerlicking curry, raw mango will definitely give a kick to this yummy curry.

  6. Mmmm....looks very delicious

  7. this look wonderful deliciously done

  8. Have heard of Kalan and kurukku kalan but the first time to hear about Rasakalan. Must be real tangy with mango and yoghurt. Will surely try it.

  9. Interesting kalan recipe..haven't tried this,new to me..yummy blend of vegetables:)
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  10. have heard of this rasakalan, but never knew how to do it!! thanks for sharing the recipe... sounds very yummy!!!

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  11. Ho...super ketto Suje..Enthannu vachal ithrem authentic oru kerala make ee adutha kaalathu kandittilla.evideyum..Thanks and hugs,

  12. This is very common in our daily cooking...and is one of my favorites....very nicely made Suja

  13. Love this tangy and tasty curry suja.

  14. Totally new recipe to me...Looks interesting and delicious..

  15. Lovely curry.

  16. New curry for me Suja. Looks so delicious. Wishing you and family a very happy and prosperous Diwali dear!

  17. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments :)

  18. hi suja, happy diwali to you and family. ...enjoy those delicious foodies prepared by you with love for your loved ones to enjoy. great post dear

  19. OUR maid back home prepared this. Its my fav with rice and achar. looks yumm. nicely done.

  20. This is exactly how my mother makes it too. and the colour is perfect orangish yellow. Fantastic, Along with raw baba mom also adds half etha pazham and does wonders to it.


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