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Saturday, June 11, 2011


Olan is a traditional Kerala dish. This is a traditional sidedish in Kerala. It is also prepared for weddings. Its pending in my drafts when I prepared last time and I made it yesterday. It is non spicy. Easy and tasty.

Pooshanikai/Grey Pumpkin - 1 cup(chopped into squares)
Karamani/Black eyed beans(white or brown) - 1/2 cup
Coconut Milk - 1/2 cup(thick)
Coconut oil - 1 Tablespoon
Curry leaves -  few
Green Chilli - 1 or 2 nos slit.

Preparation Method
Pressure cook karamani with water upto 3-4 whistles.
In a wide vessel, cook pooshanikai with water, green chilli, salt and a pinch of turmeric.
Once its done, add the boiled karamani and coconut milk.
Just let it bubble up and dont over boil.
Off the stove add coconut oil and curry leaves.
Mix well.

Serve with sambar rice as sidedish.


lata raja on June 11, 2011 at 2:13 AM said...

A very long time since i have bought poosanikkai...never get them in this part of the world. I would love to try this very authentic dish...your recipe sounds very nicely done.

KrithisKitchen on June 11, 2011 at 2:37 AM said...

Hearty and comforting dish...
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Unknown on June 11, 2011 at 2:51 AM said...

Head about it, sounds delicious :)

Priya Suresh on June 11, 2011 at 3:34 AM said...

Authentic dish, looks awesome!

divya on June 11, 2011 at 6:06 AM said...

wow..... absolutely mouthwatering curry...

Rinku Naveen on June 11, 2011 at 6:46 AM said...

Olan looks delicious..

Rinku Naveen

...... Kinnathappam

Hari Chandana P on June 11, 2011 at 12:06 PM said...

I love this kerala authentic recipe.. yours looks simply delicious !!
Indian Cuisine

Lifewithspices on June 12, 2011 at 1:46 AM said...

is this so easy dish never knew .. sure try..

Sravs on June 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM said...

so delicious and nice authentic dish !!

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