Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Olan is served as a part of Onam Sadhya and the sadhya is not considered complete without this white looking dish.

Bottle gourd (Chiranga,Churakka) – 1 small size
Green chilies – 4 or 5
Coconut milk – 2tsp
Curry leaves – a few
Coconut oil – 1/2tsp
Water – ½-1cup
Salt – As rqd

How to prepare

=►Cut the bottle gourd to small slices.
=►Cook it with green chilies with enough water and salt for 10-15 min.
=►Once it is cooked, add coconut milk and mix it properly and boil for another1-2min.
=►Switch off the flame, add oil & curry leaves for garnishing.

Note: Olan is made differently in different parts of Kerala.
1) Green pumpkin & ash gourd are added instead of bottle gourd in many places.
2) Boiled red beans can also be added.

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