In honor of Vishu, I wanted to post my favorite Keralite dish. The very first time I tasted this dish I fell in love with it.

I’ve made it many times since, and it comes out perfectly every time. Its really simple and a lovely tribute to Kerala food, thats always slightly sweet and very tasty.

Olan (Pumpkin with Coconut Milk)

1 cup Pumpkin, cubed
3 Green Chillies, julienned
1 Onion, julienned
1 tsp Ginger, shredded
4 Curry Leaves
1 cup Coconut Milk
1 tsp Coconut Oil (optional, and you could use whatever oil is at hand)
Salt, to taste

Cook the pumpkin, chillies, onion and curry leaves in a little water (just enough water to cook the pumpkin).

When the pumpkin is cooked and soft, add salt. Continue cooking until the dish thickens.

When the curry is thick, add the coconut milk and oil. Let it heat together on a low flame for another minute or two. Remove from heat.

Serve with steamed rice.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Mallugirl says:

    vishu aasamsakal 🙂


  2. Arundathi says:

    Happy Vishu to you too! 🙂


  3. Divya Vikram says:

    Hi Arundhati.nice to see u here in blog world..This Olan looks delicious..Have nt tried this..will try for sure


  4. Uma says:

    olan looks delicious. Happy vishu to you and your family.


  5. Prajusha says:

    happy vishu to u too..olan looks delicious.


  6. KayKat says:

    *love* olan 🙂Funny, I was going to make some indonesian laksa tonight, reading this recipe makes me realize how many ingredients they have in common!


  7. Sagari says:

    never tried this recipe lokks delecious


  8. Arundathi says:

    @ Divya Vikram, Uma, Prajusha and Sagari – Thanks! And Happy Onam to all of you!@ Kaykat – Gonna have to try Laksa soon – heard so much about it!


  9. karuna says:

    i love anything with coconut, will def try it out.http://myluvforfood.blogspot.com/


  10. kamala says:

    Happy onam Arundhati


  11. Arundathi says:

    Karuna – let me know how it turned out!Kamala – to you too 🙂


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