Sunday, 30 September 2018

Olan recipe / Ashgourd and rose moong stew - Kerala Special

This recipe is my entry to the event "Shhh!!! Cooking Secretly" challenge conducted by Mayuri Patel of Mayuri's Jikoni. For the month of september , I have paired with Poonam Bhacchav who blogs at poonambachhav.blogspot.com " and the ingredients given by her are green chillies and coconut milk.

I am really excited to try this month's challenge; as I am a great fan of kerala Cuisine.

Though I used to prepare many dishes from kerala cuisine; I always love to learn many new recipes especially vegetarian dishes.  By the given secret, I planned to preapre Olan, one of the popular veg accompaniment  in onam sadhya.

I have already tasted olan in my friends house and restaurants. This is the first time Iam trying at home, it is very simple, mild and tasty dish.

Do give it a try and give your feedback!



PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
35 mins
                                                                                                                                                         
Recipe for Olan
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Kerala
Serves: 4 to 5(approximately)

Ingredients:
Cow peas  / rose moong - 1//4 to 1/2 cup
Ashgourd / white pumpkin- 2 cups

Green chillies - 3 to 4 (slitted)
Thin Coconut milk - 3/4 cup

Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Salt - as required



Directions:

Soak the rose moong overnight and pressure cook it. 


 Don't overcook, make sure it holds its shape.  Drain the water and keep aside. (don't dispose this water; you can use this in soup, rasam or sambar for its health benefits).

Peel the skin of the ashgourd and chop it into meduim size pieces.

In a pan, add chopped ashgourd, salt and green chilies along with thin coconut milk; allow to cook in medium flame.

Once it is cooked, add the cooked moongand coconut milk . Give it a mix .

Let it cook for another 2 to 3 minutes in a low flame and switch off the gas.


Serve it as accompaniment along with rice and sambar.




16 comments:

  1. The olan looks really delicious... true, easy and delicious flavors...

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  2. The olan looks so good and delicious..Lovely pic :)

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  3. Olan looks delicious.. It is amazing to see the Kerala dishes .. simple and yet so delicious.

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  4. I tried my hands at Olan for the first-ever time recently, during Onam, and all of us at home absolutely loved it. Your version looks so good - super inviting! :)

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  5. The plan looks so inviting Poornima ! You have done full justice to the ingredients..and your presentation and photography is awesome !

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  6. Olan is a very light and low oil dish from the Kerala cuisine which I can happily eat as it is from the bowl. When we were young, my mom always made this and served with hot rice and some ghee, since this has low oil and the goodness of pulses and vegetables, making it easy on the stomach and providing strength to the body. Loved the clicks Poornima.

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  7. I am in love with olan especially since it has ash gourd as it's ingredients. Will definitely try it out .

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  8. olan looks absolutely delicious..love to have this with some hot rice and ghee

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  9. Olan is easy to make and healthy dish. They are very light to our tummy and can be eaten while we are sick. Your dish looks amazing.

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  10. Such a delightful Olan, give me that bowl i can finish it just like that.. Very tempting dish there. Prefect to have with some rice and papads.

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  11. Olan looks mouthwatering. Loved your click. Superb share.

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  12. Yum and delicious this is. The curry looks so so comforting and soothing. Can have this as is

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  13. Such a healthy and delicious curry Poornima. It looks so delicious. Whenever I'm in Bangalore, I've always wondered how to use the ash gourd that the sabjiwala brings regularly. Now I know, I have a recipe to follow. Lovely share for the theme.

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  14. Lovely colour of the Olan. Mildly flavoured with that tempting tempering. Ash gourd is very versatile in kerala and in particular south indian cooking ! great share, Poornima ..

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  15. I make Olan so often because it is so mellow and comforting. I absolutely loved your photos.

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  16. Olan looks so yumm and I like it. It's been sometime I have made it, you reminded me. Wonderful share.

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