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Kerala Olan- Onam Sadhya Recipe

Kerala Olan- Onam Sadhya Recipe-A traditional kerala sadhya recipe prepared using Ash gourd, red cow peas cooked and coconut milk.

Ash gourd and Red cowpeas in coconut milk
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5

  1. Vanpayar / Red gram /cowpeas – 1/4 cup
  2. Ash gourd /Kumbalanga ,cubed- 1 cup
  3. Green chilies,sliced- 3 to 4( or according to taste)
  4. Water ( or thin coconut milk)- as required
  5. Thick coconut milk – 1 cup
  6. Curry leaves- few
  7. Coconut oil- as required
  8. Salt – to taste


  • Soak the cowpeas /vanpayar in plenty of water for about 8 to 10 hours or overnight.Cook until tender,drain and keep aside.
  • In a manchatti /clay pot cook the ash gourd ,green chilies ,salt and sufficient amount of water( or thin coconut milk).When it is done add the cooked cowpeas and mix gently.
  • Now add the thick coconut milk and mix well.Do not boil.Switch off the stove,  add 1 tsp coconut oil  and curry leaves.Add more salt if required.Serve with rice.


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  • Adjust the number of green chilies according to your taste.
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    April 2, 2019 at 9:45 am

    very Yummy and tasty recipies

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