Olan / For Kerala Sadya – Curry with Ash Gourd and Red Peas

I am not a fan of this curry though have seen many people who loves this one ,may be those who prefer Red peas.
Its one of the inevitable side dish when ever a Sadya/Tradition Kerala Vegetarian Meal is prepared.


Red Peas or Use Cow Peas – 1/2 cup soaked in water for a few hours
Ash Gourd – 1 cup cubed or thinly sliced (I like it to be cubed)
Green chili’s – 3 to 5 no’s (Adjust as per your preference)
Coconut milk – 1 cup thin milk & 1/2 to 1 cup thick milk – depending on how thick you want the curry.
Coconut Oil – 2 Tb Sp
Curry Leaves – 1 or 2 springs
Salt to taste


* Cook the soaked Red peas till done.( I pressure cooked these to save time)
* Drain excess water from the Peas(if any) and add the cubed Ash gourd ,salt and the thin coconut milk, cook it open in medium to low heat till the pieces looks cooked (About 7 minutes)
* When done, pour thick coconut milk and cook for not more than 2 minutes.
* Drizzle coconut oil and sprinkle curry leaves on top. (Keep covered) and switch off the heat
* Serve how with Rice.

Hope all in US enjoyed long weekend, Myself and NA were forced to watch all the quarter final matches of FIFA Cup 😦 anyways started enjoying it now…..made some Flag themed Meringue cookies while watching the games….and it didn’t come out the way I wanted it to be 😦
Still took some pic’s of the same…

Determined to make it again until I am satisfied …will upload the recipe then 🙂 

Enjoy Semifinal Y’ll !!!


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