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Instant Pot Kalan Recipe- Kerala Kalan- Instant Pot Kerala Sadya Recipes

Kalan is a side dish served in Kerala Sadya; kalan cooked in the Instant Pot…

Kalan is made by cooking ash gourd or winter melon and plantain along with coconut & yogurt. This is a Kerala specialty vegetarian dish.

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Instant Pot Kalan Recipe- Kerala Kalan- Instant Pot Kerala Sadya Recipes
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 People
For Saute cooking
  • Plantain, cubed- ½ cup (not too ripe plantain)
  • Ash gourd or winter melon, diced- ¾ cup
  • Green chilies halved- 1
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Salt – 1 tsp
To Grind:
  • Coconut grated- ½ cup
  • Green chilies- 1
  • Garlic minced- ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds- ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Water- ½ cup
Other Ingredient
  • Yogurt/Curd- ¾ cup
For Seasoning
  • Coconut oil- 1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Whole dry red chilies- 2
  • Fenugreek seeds- ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  1. Into the stainless steel pot, add plantain/ash gourd in water along with green chilies, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
  2. Select saute setting at medium temperature.
  3. Cover the stainless steel pot with a glass lid.
  4. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes till veggies have turned soft.
  5. If the water dries off, add ½ cup more water and cook.
  6. Grind the above-mentioned ingredients ‘to grind’ to a smooth paste.
  7. Add the ground coconut to the cooked veggies and combine well.
  8. Rinse the blender jar with ½ cup water and add to the pot.
  9. Cook in saute setting for 5 to 8 minutes.
  10. Whisk the yogurt well with a spoon, add to the cooked veggies & coconut mixture.
  11. Cook for 2 minutes.
  12. Remove the pot from the main pot and keep it covered.
  13. In a small frying pan, heat the oil, add mustard seeds, let it splutter, add red chilies, curry leaves and finally add fenugreek seeds and saute for a few seconds.
  14. Pour the seasoning over the cooked kalan. Cover with the glass lid and let cool down.
  15. Serve along with rice.
  16. This is one of the side dishes served in Sadya.



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