Olan(Vegetables in Coconut milk) - Onam Vishu Special




Olan is a traditional curry in Kerala. Different recipes are used in different areas, this is the one followed in Malabar regions.Ingredients


Ingredients
  • 1 cup white Pumpkin - cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 cup raw Plantain(Pachakkaya) - Skinned and cut into thin round pieces
  • 3-4 long beans , cut into 1 inch length pieces.
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • Salt - as required
  • 1/2 tbs coconut oil


Preparation
Cook Pumpkin, plantain and the beans together with salt and enough water to just cover the vegetables.
Cover the pot with a lid so that the water does not evaporate. Cook until the vegetables are soft.It takes about10-12 minutes. Add the green chillies and coconut milk and continue cooking at low flame for few more minutes. Adjust the salt if required. Do not boil at this stage. Pour the coconut oil over the curry,mix well and remove from heat. Serve with rice as a side dish.
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31 Comments:

Shri said...

Love the creaminess of the dish as well as the presentation on the leaf plate:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

sounds very simple....

sree said...

Pretty new to me....awesome presentation!!

Padma said...

Lovely presentation in that cute leaf like bowl... Happy Onam.. don't know for sure if it is today :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Simple and nice curry vrinda:) love to have this with rice....nice presentaion as well....

Gita said...

I love this curry...my friend used to bring this for me for every Onam...nice picture :)

Hari Chandana said...

Very new to me.. looks very tempting...lovely presentation.. :)

Ann said...

We make olan with slight difference Vrinda..with vanpayar and kumbalanga..looks like onam is here..thanks for the bell..hugs

Smitha said...

Olan is one of my fav dishes. I love how subtle it taste. Can just sit and drink it out of a bowl like soup :)

Angie's Recipes said...

I have never had those before....it looks very interesting and delicious.
The leaf dish is cute.
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Subhie Arun said...

olan is my fav too...we used to make without beans..ur versions looks grt..will try for coming onam celebration!@

Ramya said...

Yummy Olan..The coconut oil will give a nice flavour to this dish..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum... very nicely presented too...

Reeni♥ said...

I love this with pumpkin! How yummy and how pretty it looks!

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Chow and Chatter said...

this looks great and so simple love it

Pooja said...

looks like it is somthing close to aviyal ! i'm in to taste this !

Renu said...

This is new to me....coconut milk must have added nice flavor as well as fragrance

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Vrindaa.....this vessel is just superb.. :) we make in a different way.... :)but this looks superb... :)

rekhas kitchen said...

one of my fav. Kerala dish looks great love to have that with rosemattarice and pappadam mmmm yum.

Priya said...

Sucha a traditional dish Vrinda!!looks really yummy..

Priti said...

That's a nice click..loosk yum

Parita said...

Curry looks lovely! i love that leaf shaped bowl

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious! I love the presentation in a leaf plate!

Vijitha Shyam said...

Yummy olan and very pretty presentation vrindha!

Abhilash Pillai said...

appa! nostalgic memories of the onam...

here attachamayam is to start from Sunday...

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Palidor said...

I've never had curried pumpkin or plantains. I bet it was very yummy!

nima said...

Thank you vrinda for this recipie on time. I have not tried to make olan , this time i'm going to try it for onam....Thank you for sharing

asha said...

superb presentation vrinda....i think its to yummy...

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