Kalan (raw Bananas Cooked In Buttermilk Coconut Gravy)
Kalan is one of the special dishes prepared for Onam or other festivals in Kerala. Kalan is prepared using raw bananas and is prepared in coconut based gravy with buttermilk. The coconut base with buttermilk, lends this curry a special flavour and consistency.I always call kalan the decked up pulissery or moru curry which is a typical buttermilk preparation in Kerala with curd being cooked along with a vegetable and finally tempered with spices. It is Kalan that gives this humble curry a grandiose makeover with the ground coconut paste but that is what makes kalan distinct. Served with a stir fry, papad and pickle this is a mini onam sadya any day.