Malabari Curry ( Desi Khana)

Malabari Curry (  Desi Khana)

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The western coast of india generally features coconut-rich food. This malabari curry from the kitchens of kerala is no exception. The veggies rest in a base of coconut milk, and coconut is used in the masala paste also. So, overall the soothing flavour of coconut and the soft feel of boiled vegetables dominate this recipe.

Malabari Curry ( Desi Khana) recipe - How to make Malabari Curry ( Desi Khana)

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2 cups chopped and boiled mixed vegetables (french beans , carrots , potatoes , cauliflower and green peas)
1/4 cup coconut milk (nariyal ka doodh)
1 tbsp ghee
2 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp lemon juice

For The Paste
1/2 cup grated coconut
3 to 4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 green chillies , roughly chopped
6 garlic (lehsun) cloves
25 cinnamon (dalchini)
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
4 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces

For the paste

    For the paste
  1. Combine the coconut and curry leaves in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a slow flame, while stirring continuously, until the mixture is light pink. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Add the green chillies, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns and dry red chillies and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using a little water. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the ghee in a non-stick kadhai, add the curry leaves and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, mixed vegetables, coconut milk and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the lemon juice and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy175 cal
Protein3.4 g
Carbohydrates11.2 g
Fiber6.5 g
Fat13 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A416.7 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.6 mg
Vitamin C21.2 mg
Folic Acid19.2 mcg
Calcium47 mg
Iron1.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium18.4 mg
Potassium118.6 mg
Zinc0.2 mg


Malabari Curry ( Desi Khana)
 on 04 Feb 20 03:58 AM

This is not a Maharashtrian dish - tag is wrong
Tarla Dalal
06 Feb 20 09:06 AM
   Thanks Seema, we have fixed the error.
Malabari Curry ( Desi Khana)
 on 11 Jul 18 06:52 PM