Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mambazha Kalan

Mambazha Kalan

Kalan is an important dish in the Kerala sadhya menu. It is a flavorful yogurt and coconut based curry.I have already posted the traditional sadhya style kalan. This one is flavorful sweet and sour version with ripe mangoes or mambazham.
Kurukku Kalan/katti kalan with vegetables is a specialty in Central Kerala. It has a thick consistency and is served as side dish. It is also popular in South Kerala where it is a thinner gravy and is served over rice.

Ripe Mangoes -2
Pepper powder- 1 tsp

Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp

Ghee- 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste
Yogurt- 1/2 liter
Fenugreek powder- 1/3 tsp

To make a paste
Coconut- 1  1/2 cup
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly- 3
Curry leaves-2-3

For the tempering
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/3 tsp
Dry red chilly- 2
Curry leaves  a few

Oil- 2 tsp

Cut mangoes into small pieces.Mix pepper powder with little water and strain it with a thin cloth. In a pot add this water along with mango cubes, turmeric powder, salt and ghee and cook till it is soft.
Mix yogurt and stir continuously till it starts to boil. Reduce the flame and continue to cook the vegetables with yogurt till it is thick and gets well coated on the vegetables.
Make a fine paste of coconut,cumin,and green chilly. Add very little water to make the paste and pour this into the curry. Sprinkle fenugreek powder and mix well. Simmer in low flame for a minute or till the curry is warm.
Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds and  fenugreek seeds. When it splutters add dry red chilly and curry leaves. Pour this over the curry. Cover with a lid till it is ready to be served.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Adipoli mampazha kalan Suja. love it.

  2. super tempting flavors dear,yummy one!!

  3. drooling at the kaalan... love that towel too... :)

  4. Mambazha kalan looks really delicious and inviting..


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