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Friday, June 06, 2014

Olan | Vegetables in Coconut milk | Sadya Menu

Olan is a traditional Kerala dish prepared with coconut milk and is usually served in sadyas.The flavors are very subtle and is perfect as a side dish with other spiced curries.Olan can be prepared using pumpkin or ash gourd or both.Traditionally cow peas(vanpayar) is used for making this dish but here I have used black eyed peas.Try preparing this dish and enjoy the real authentic flavors of kerala with the tinge of coconut oil !!

black eyed peas 1/2 cup soaked overnight
diced pumpkin 2 cups
green chillies 4 vertical slit
thin coconut milk 2 cups
thick coconut milk 3/4 cup
coconut oil 1tbsp
salt to tsate
curry leaves a sprig

-Cook the black eyed peas in a pressure cooker upto 3 whistles with salt or till tender.
-Cook the diced pumpkin with thin coconut milk,green chillies and salt till tender(takes about 5-7 minutes;don't overdo otherwise it will get mashed up).Adjust salt.
-Drain the cooked black eyed peas from the cooked water.Discard the water and add the black eyed peas to the cooked pumpkin cubes.
-Mix the thick coconut milk on low flame and wait till 1 or 2 bubbles appear at the surface.Switch off flame  and pour the coconut oil,sprig of curry leaves.
-Keep covered for 10 mins so that the flavors blend well,Serve warm !!

Servings ~ 6 people as side dish

* You can use cow peas /vanpayar instead of black eyed peas.
* You can use ash gourd instead of pumpkin or use both half in quantity.
* Ensure that the vegetables are not overcooked.
* Draining the cooked peas water is to retain the pure white color of olan.


Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Olan looks so colorful and yumm..

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

new dish and healthy too, love to try it.

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. Loved this dish..the coconut milk makes it so rich and yummy..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

What a flavorful curry........ I am drooling here!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and healthy curry,love it

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

olan super! ravile thanne kothippichu ketto :)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

So colorful and delicious!

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Olan looks delicious! said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy n Nice bowl..

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously,that's an amazing click so far I have seen on Olan...Superb Julie..I drool !

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

kothiyavunnu... let me come over with a plate of matta rice... :)

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

WOw looks and sounds so delicious.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

such a neat presentation n yummy stew!!!

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Colourful Olan