OLIYA is a pudding with rice and yoghurt with lots of dry fruits in it and is a festive dish. If you wish, you can also put fresh fruits in it. This dish I tasted from my neighbour who is a Jain Marwadi. She always share with us whatever she made and this dish was new to me. Today, they are supposed to have only cold food for which they make the same on the previous day and keep in fridge. The festival is called Shitla Satam.
We used to have Pal chadam ie. Rice with milk and sugar or sugar candy added in curd rice. But this I never thought would taste so good. Though we make sweet lassi, I did not even think of making this rice.
It is really tasty and you would also love this. Once in a while, you can switch over to this dish rather than having the regular curd rice.
Let us look at the recipe now: