Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Bottle Gourd Olan


Olan is a Kerala special curry which is made on festival like Onam for sadyas. Its made by cooking vegetables generally Bottle Gourd, Beans , Raw banana , chena etc., in coconut milk.

Things needed :

Bottle Gourd - 1 big piece , 700 gm
Raw banana - 1
Green Beans - 25 gm
Green chillies - 4 slit cut
Coconut milk - from 1/2 of coconut
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Coconut oil or vegetable oil - 1 tbsp

Preparation method :

Peel both Bottle Gourd & Raw banana , cut them in medium sized cubes and green beans in 1 inch long pieces.
If you are using fresh coconuts milk . Make a cup of milk from 1st squeeze (onnam pal) .
And another cup adding lil bit water , from second squeeze (rendam pal).
Cook the vegetables in coconut milk that from second squeeze (
rendam pal) adding enough water and salt.
Add curry leaves , coco. milk from 1st squeeze and 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Heat for some seconds, no need to boil.
Kerala Olan for sadya is ready.



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