Monday, April 14, 2014

Kerala Olan Recipe


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Olan is one of the simplest dish of Kerala and always finds its place in traditional Kerala sadhya (feast). I have never had a sadhya without olan....and this Vishu, try this at home.

Happy Vishu to all my wonderful readers!! I hope you will have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Kanikonna or konna puvu or golden showers is my favorite flower...it is synonymous with Vishu, I love gazing at the flower bloomed tree and it does look like golden shower from heaven.

Olan is made with kumblanga (ash gourd), van payar (cow peas), and coconut milk .....a drizzle of coconut oil and a sprig of curry leaves...a very light and refreshing dish...perfect for Vishu.


Author: Nisa Homey.
Cooking Time: 10=15 min
Serves: 3

Ingredients:
 Ash gourd (kumblanga): 300 gm, chopped
Cooked Cowpeas (Van payar):  1/4 cup.
Green Chilies: 3 to 4, slit.
Thin Coconut Milk: 1 cup.
Thick Coconut Milk: 1/2 cup.
Curry Leaves: 1 Sprig.
Coconut Oil: 1 tsp.
Salt To Taste.

Method:
Add the chopped ash gourd and slit green chilies into a kadai or pan.
 
Add in the cooked cowpeas and salt.

Pour one cup thin coconut milk.....and switch on the fire....cover and allow the gourd to cook until tender....the thin coconut milk will be reduced by half.

 Add in the coconut milk...

And once it starts to boil...drizzle coconut oil and sprinkle curry leaves...switch off fire.

Serve with warm rice.
Enjoy!!


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