Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Ash gourd (Medium pieces) - 1 cup
Red Cow Peas /rajma - 1/4 cup
Red Chilly - 4 no s
Green chilly(half slit) - 4 no s
Shallots(thin slices) - 4 no s
Coconut oil - 2 tabs
Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Salt - to taste
Water -as required
Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp

How to Prepare:

1. In a Pressure cooker boil the red cow peas firstly by adding little bit salt.

2. In a Kadai ,put the cut pieces of ash gourd ,with required amount of water to get boil it well ,and add half slit green chilly also with little bit of salt, after boiling the water will fully drained out.

3. In a blender grind the grated coconut with some water and take a thick coconut milk, add this milk to the boiled ash gourd pieces and mix together and also add the already cooked red cow peas and mix along with a very low flame.

4. In a kadai, add a little bit of coconut oil, when it gets hot add ½ tsp. of mustard seeds when it gets splutter, add the red chilly and curry leaves and thin slices of shallots and sauté together, when it gets tender n smooth just turn off the fire and put this to the cooked ashgourd n red cowpeas texture and mix along.

5. Finally add ½ a tsp. of coconut oil on the top of olan and garnish with coriander leaves.