In a pan, boil red oriental beans with salt. Put kumbalanga (ash gourd) and pumpkin cut into cubes. To this, add string beans and green chillies. Stir a bit and pour some water. Cover the pan and cook for five minutes. Remove the lid. Stir gently. Now add salt and curry leaves. Stir a bit. Add to this, coconut milk and mix well. Pour some oil. Stir again. The Olan is ready to delight your taste buds.
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Just add sufficient hot water and salt to the rice flour. Mix the flour well with fingers. For making the Puttu, you may use the traditional Puttu Kudam. You may begin by adding a spoonful of grated coconut into the cylindrical container, followed by the well mixed rice flour. As you add the rice flour into the container, in between, you may also add small quantities of grated coconut. Make sure that the cylinder is just fully filled and now you may place it on the Puttu Kudam after covering the top portion of the cylinder. Allow the steam to take care of the cooking.
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Take a small pan and heat some oil. Add salt to the urad dal paste (made by grinding it well without adding any water) for making the vada. Now take a spoonful of this paste and put it in the heated oil. Fry well. Remove the vadas into a bowl and keep it aside. Now heat three teaspoons of oil in a pan. Put mustard seeds and curry leaves. When it splutters, add ginger, garlic, onions and green chilies. Stir a bit. Now add potatoes cut into cubes. Stir and sauté for some time. You may now add coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala and pepper powder. Stir well. You may now pour a cup of water. Add salt and stir. Cover the vessel and cook well. When the contents become fully devoid of water, add thick coconut milk. Stir a bit. Now add the vadas. Boil for a while. Mix well and add coriander leaves. Serve the Koottu curry hot. It goes well with rice dishes.
Added: January 14, 2011, 11:05 am
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Theeyal is a vegetarian side dish in Kerala cuisine. Read the recipe at
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Recipe for Avial, a typical Kerala food with almost all vegetables
Added: January 14, 2011, 10:59 am
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