Showing posts with label Onam recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Onam recipes. Show all posts

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Puli inji is a kind of pickle made and served during Sadhya (feast).  For any festival like Onam, marriage etc. it is a part of the feast.  It is served on the left hand side corner of the Plantain leaf along with other pickle like naranga (lime), mango.    This tangy  pickle tastes good with curd rice.

Basically, it is made with the old tamarind i.e. slightly blackish in colour, however, you can use the fresh tamarind also but the colour differs.

Sunday, 30 June 2013


Olan is a simple and easy recipe to make with ash gourd and red pumpkin.    It can be made with or without  Karamani, (van payaru, cow pea, lal chowli).    Some people add the fresh chowli (pacha payar, )Normally it is made as a side dish without any masalas,  but I love to eat the same with Chapati and plain white rice along with some pickle. (specially vadu mangai, tender mango pickle). Normally it is a part of the varieties made  for Sadya (feast) for festival like onam and for the marriages too.

It tastes good with some coconut milk in it and drizzling some coconut oil, yummy it is.  whichever way you make, it is a lovely side dish.

I am presenting here the way I made it simply because consumption of coconut and coconut products are  restricted to us but I have mentioned below the recipe with coconut milk too. Pictures of two varieties  made are given here.

Let us look at the recipe now:


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