Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Olan

Olan

Olan is a Kerala recipe. It is very simple recipe. This is one of the curries for festival days in Kerala.

Ingredients
Olan


  • White Pumpkin.(Elavan)Chopped into pieces)...........1cup
  • Yellow pumpkin.(Mathan)Chopped into pieces).........1cup
  • Black Eyed Peas (van Payaru)...................................1/2 cup
  • Green Chilies(Slit).....................................................4
  • Grated Coconut........................................................1/2cup
  • Coconut Oil..............................................................1tbsp
  • Curry Leaves............................................................few
    Salt to taste
Method
  • Soak the black eyed peas into water for 5 hours.
  • Extract coconut milk by grinding the grated coconut. (half cup thick milk and half cup thin milk)
  • Boil the vegetables and black eyed peas with thin milk. 
  • When the vegetables are cooked add salt and thick coconut milk,coconut oil and curry leaves.
  • Mix well. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Elevan Pachadi ( White Pumpkin Raita)

Pachadi is an important element of the Sadya and festive occasions (Vishu, Onam, wedding)

 Ingredients
  • Chopped White Pumpkin....................1 cup
  • Yogurt................................................1 cup
  • Mustard seeds....................................1 tsp
  • Red Chili............................................1
  • Grated Coconut...................................1/2 cup
  • Green Chili.............................................2
Method
  • Boil little water and add the eleven pieces and salt. Remove the water.
  • Grind the  grated coconut with one chili and half tsp mustard seeds.
  • Add this with yogurt and cooked eleven pieces.
  • Heat a pan with ad mustard seeds and broken chili.
  • When it splutters add to the yogurt with cooked eleven pieces.




Saturday, September 7, 2013

Potato Bajjias


  • Prepare Time...10 min
  • Cook Time.......10
  • Serve.................5
A snack with coffee
Potato Bhajjias
Ingredients
  • Begal Gram flour.(Besan)......................... 1cup
  • Rice Flour.................................................1tsp
  • Red Chili Powder......................................1tsp
  • Asafetida...................................................a pinch
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Mix the flours chili, asafetida, salt with little water make a thick batter
  • Slice the potao thin
  • Heat a pan with oil, dip the potato slice in the batter and drop in the oil.
  • Deep fry them till golden
  • Serve with chutney