Thursday, August 19, 2010

Olan

Friends…. How is my new template? I did mess up my old template :(  My intention was to fix the problems  with the images on different browsers. But without saving the current one, I made changes to the same and there it goes :( :( ..

I was in love with the previous look and feel and did not want to lose it completely. So picked up a classic template (Hope that the classic one does not have any issues again.. Phew..) and made changes to the HTML. I have never worked so hard and concentrated even for deadlines at office :) :)

I am not yet completely satisfied with the look.. So suggestions are welcome from my dear friends. Ready to change except for the green bullet on the post title and the green image on the header :) :).. Crazy right ??

Well.. I see Onam sadhya items floating on each and every blog. I am not planning for a sadhya this time as we would be travelling on the day of Onam – Its our friend’s house warming. This one is from my drafts. I did not post this before as I was not satisfied with the clicks. But sacrificing that just to post an item for Onam :)







Ingredients:

Vanpayar / Red Chori                                     --    ¼ cup
Elavan / Kumbalanga / Winter melon    --   250gm
Green Chillies                                                      --   3 - 4
Pepper powder                                                  --   ½ tsp
Curry Leaves                                                      --   few
Shredded coconut                                            --   ¾ cup
Coconut Oil                                                          --   2 tbsp
Salt                                                                         --   to taste

Preparation of Olan:

Soak the vanpayar in water for 8 hours/overnight. Cook the vanpayar in a pressure cooker and keep aside. Normally it takes 3 – 4 whistles to get this cooked.

Extract the thick and thin milk out of the coconut and keep aside.

In another vessel, cook the winter melon with salt and green chillies.

 

Once it is well cooked, add the cooked vanpayar and the thin coconut milk. Cook on a low flame until the coconut milk blends into the curry.

 

Now turn off the fire, leave the vessel on the stove itself and add in the thick coconut milk. Sprinkle some pepper and garnish with curry leaves. Leave it covered for some time.


Serve hot with rice.

29 comments:

  1. Loved the new look of your page,clean n elegant!
    Olan is totally new to me..looks interesting.

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  2. Template enikishatay tou...Eppol postine nalla soace vanna pole thonanu..KOllam NItha..

    Sadhyaile ente fav anu olan..Love it. pinne njgalude onam kathikal okke theernu..eny epol onathinte annu valla pictures eduthale ullu :-D

    Suji

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  3. Dear Nitha
    Have been reading your blog ..very nice recipes you have , ( the fish biriyani is just too good).
    I like this layout and the recipe..also you have reduced the photograph sizes and they are side by side..I like this idea...
    Have a nice day

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  4. Hey nice template da.i think i like this one than the previous :)Olan looks really tempting.Ammmayundakiya olan kazhichittu kore ayi.yammmm.

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  5. looks nice dear ithiri choru undenkl kushal

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  6. u know what i soo want to try out some onam dishes this time, but half of the items i dont get nearby :(

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  7. Fabulous and droolworthy olan, looks yumm!

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  8. Never heard of such a dish before. Looks amazing.

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  9. woo template nithya...olan looks soo yummy and ur previous post malabar fish biriyani makes me drool very much...yummmmmmm

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  10. olan yum..yum..like your new template..

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  11. New look adipoli Nitha..looks very elegant.
    Love olan..looks very tempting

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  12. Tempelate looks nice. Olan is my favorite. Looks delicious as it should be.

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  13. Dish looks delicious lovely colour template hope you get it the way you like :)

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  14. completely new to me.. luks delicious and very intersting

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  15. Great new look, never tried this combo before, looks yummy...

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  16. The dish looks delicious....also ur template :-)

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  17. wow..looks simply awesome..treat to the eyes....lovely new look of ur space...

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  18. Nice template da :-)
    olan adipoli aayittundu..ippozhe sadya ready akkan thudangi alle?

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  19. I like the template. Happy onam!

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  20. Nice template nitha, and dish looks yum as well

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  21. nice template..great onam dish

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  22. Nitha, thank you so much for voting for me. Do let me know if you enter as well! thanks again. :)

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  23. Nice template nitha and great delicious traditional dish..adipoli!!

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  24. I too loved your new template. Olan is one of my favorite sadya dishes. Njangalde recipeyum same thanneyannu except that we dont add pepper powder. And this olan looks great in that manchatti..

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  25. My fav..looks so perfect and yummy!!

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  26. I tripped over your blog .... n so glad I did !! You have an amazing space with lovely clicks and drool worthy recipes.

    Happy to follow you. Do peep in my blog sometime :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  27. All those beautiful curry leaves - love their fragrance. I've never had an Indian dish with azuki beans; would like to try it very much.

    Sorry you were having problems w/ your template. Every time I consider using the Template Designer, I break out in a sweat. This look is very clean and easy to navigate.

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  28. really delicious olan.. hope u had a wonderful onam too

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