Monday, August 23, 2010

Traditional Onam Delicacies: Olan/ Winter Melon in coconut milk

Southern Malabar Olan for sadya/feast usually follows a very simple recipe of boiling the ash gourd/ winter melon with slit green chillies and the final addition of thick coconut milk. It does not add cowpeas or azuki/ adzuki beans. The traditional, home-style Olan uses only water to cook the tender winter melon.
2 Cups Winter Melon cut in square slices
2 thai hot green chillies
1/2 Cup thick coconut milk
Cook the sliced winter melon with just enough water and slit green chillies until done
Take off the heat
Add 1/2 Cup of thick coconut milk,
Add salt  and drizzle with coconut oil.

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