Feb 29, 2008

Olan recipe -A kerala cuisine.

olan/kerela sadya Our native place is Tirunelveli , a beautiful place in Tamilnadu. It is located very near to kerala. So we have imbibed many cuisines of kerala, one of them being olan made with pumpkin.
Olan can be a wonderful side dish with rice and sambar.This is how I make olan.

Ingredients -
Pumpkin -250gms
Chowli or black eyed bean - 1 cup
Slit chillies - 3/4no.
Coconut milk - 200ml
Coconut oil - 2tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut (grated) for garnishing
Cilantro (for garnishing)

Method -
Soak the black eyed beans for sometime and pressure cook them.
Add chopped pumpkin,slit chillies, salt in a pan and cook them with little water.
Now add the cooked beans and curry leaves and allow all the ingredients to mix and cook well.
Then add the coconut milk and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Add little coconut oil for the flavour.
Garnish with coconut and cilantro.


Lavanya Raj said...

gravy looks so yummy.. i love to cook up with black-eye beans

Asha said...

How delcious! I love Kerala dishes, simple and d delicious!:))

Cham said...

Olan typical kerala dish. It looks yummy.Tirunelveli reminds the famous "halwa" .

Dhivya said...

delicious and yummy ...i love to try kerala recipes...thanks for sharing

Sagari said...

never tried olan Sowmya looks yummyyyy

sowmya said...

@lavanya- Thanks, do try olan with this beans.tastes good.
@asha- Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments
@cham- Yes cham,I love the hot and fresh halwa too which i have had very rarely when we used to visit during our school vacations.
@ Dhivya and sagari- Thanks.do try olan..tell me how it comes out..

easycrafts said...

Looks great...yet to start cooking kerala cuisine,

Nags said...

a staple at home though i havent tried it myself!!

sowmya said...

@easy crafts- Thanks, maybe you could start up with olan:D
@nags - Thanks for visiting my blog..do keep coming...

Uma said...

wow, the olan looks lovely! Never heard of it. but going to try it. thanks for introducing such a yummy recipe.

Jayashree said...

Looks good....however in Kerala, we don't garnish it with grated coconut or cilantro.

shriya said...

Very nice kerala recipe. I never tried it. Thanks for sharing.

Meera said...

Delicious!! Thanks for sharing

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