Kaalaan – Street Food


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Chennai’s Kaalaan – a fast-food available in the streets of Chennai with NO MUSHROOM in it, but named as Kaalaan, In some places its also called as gobi or cauli flower. Find-out below how to prepare in your home, secret revealed 😛

Servings: 4 Persons


Maida – 1cup

Cabbage – 1cup (finely chopped)

Salt – to taste

Oil – to fry

Garam Masala – ½ tsp

Chilli Powder – ½ tsp

Pepper Powder – ½ tsp (freshly grounded)

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Besan Powder – 1tsp

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1tsp

Onion – ½cup (chopped finely)

Coriander leaves – 1sprig (Chopped)

Fried Corn – 2cups (Corn Mixture, available in Sweets Shops)


Phase-1: Prepare fried Kaalaan

Mix Maida, Salt, finely chopped cabbage, with water, like a thick idly batter.
(we’re not using colour powder as in street shops, so Orange colcour will not be seen)

Heat oil in a deep pan, fry the above batter like small bondas, keep aside.

Phase-2: Kaalaan Masala

Heat a pan, add 2tsp oil, add ginger garlic paste, saute well.

Mix besan powder in 1½ cup of water .

Add besan water, chilli powder, garam masala powder, little salt, Saute well, in high flame.

When boils, add the fried bondas, Saute well; In 3 minutes, your kaalaan masala is ready.

Add curry leaves, saute once, Remove from flame, serve immediately.


Take a serving plate, 2 scoobs of the above kaalaan masala, top it up with chopped onion & coriander leaves; Sprinkle 3-4 pinches of freshly grounded pepper powder and top it up with Corn Mixture. (as shown in the Foto)

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