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sadya kalan recipe

chena kaya kalan recipe |  Yam and raw banana in coconut yoghurt gravy. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: kalan, kerala recipes, onam, onam recipes, sadhya, sadya, sadya kalan
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 0.75 cups raw banana - chopped
  • 0.75 cups yam - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 no green chilli
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/8 cup curd
  • 1/2 cup thick curd
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 no red chilli
  • 1 pinch fenugreek seeds


  • cook the chopped raw banana and yam with 2-3 cups water, turmeric powder, pepper and salt until soft.
  • grind coconut, cumin, green chilli and curd to a very fine paste. 
  • add the coconut paste to the cooked vegetable and mix well with spoon or fork 
  • after a minute, add the whisked curd and butter. mix well
  • lastly add ghee and mix well. let it get heated up. put off flame and take it off stove. 
  • for seasoning. heat coconut oil and pop in mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds and red chilli.
  • add the seasoning to the curry and mix well.