Saturday, 10 March 2012

Kerala Olan

cooked ash gourd (vellai pusani/elavan) - 1 cup
cooked cowpea( thattai payaru/vanpayar) - half cup
cooked yam( seppangkizhangu) - half cup
cumin powder - half tsp
slitted green chilli - 3
thick coconut milk - half cup
thin coconut milk -quarter - half cup
coconut oil - 2 tsp
curry leaves - few
salt - to taste.

Roast and soak the black eyed beans for 4 hours and then pressure cook for 3 whistles.Drain and keep ready.Cut and boil the ash gourd also.
Boil the yam and remove the skin and chopped it into small pieces and keep ready.

In a clay pot add cooked white gourd,cooked yam,cooked black eyed beans,cumin powder and slitted chilli.
Then add thin coconut milk and salt.Let it boil for 5 minutes.
When it thickens add few curry leaves to that.

Then add thick coconut milk.Mix well and simmer the stove.
Then add coconut oil, mix and switch off the stove.

Olan is ready to serve.
Typical and Traditional Kerala Olan is a very special dish in Onam and Vishu Satya.

-Asiya Omar.


Vijiskitchencreations said...

Hi Asia. congrats. I did't know that u have english blog.
Today's recipe is my favourite too.
My mom will make the same style.
Once again Nice blog I wil come again.


Asiya Omar said...

Thanks Viji for your lovely comment and your first visit.Always Welcome.

faseela said...

wow yummy all time fav.

Kajal said...

I have married a man who originates from Kerela, but strangely does not like the food. (western influence.. sigh!). Now my in laws are going to be visiting and this is so helpful.Thank you:)))
Glad to have found you at Indiblogger. Your newest follower and a regular visitor now.

matheikal said...

Isn't it interesting that Kerala has so many dishes which are far healthier than all the fast food items which sell more in Kerala itself?

Jaleela said...

Asiya neat picture and yummy too

Mahi said...

Yummy! I thought loan was done with potato & coconut milk..this looks different Asiya Akka!

Pari said...

Hi Asiya, I've never tasted this preparation and it sounds very nice. Thanks for sending it to my event.