August 7, 2011

Parangikai Pal Kootu

Olan as its called in Kerala, is a part of their Onam Sadhya. A favorite in our households, its prepared with red pumpkin in a coconut gravy.
Red Pumpkin - very small
Coconut Milk - 2 cups
Black Eyed Peas - 3 tbsp
Green Chili - 4
Raw Rice - 2 tbsp
Curry Leaves - a littlle
Salt to taste
Coconut Oil for cooking

Dry roast black eyes beans and pressure cook.
Deseed the pumpkin and cut into small cubes. Cook till soft in little water along with slit green chilies and salt.
Add 1/2 of the coconut milk, curry leaves and cooked black eyed beans. (While extracting coconut milk, keep aside the first extract. Add rice and water and extract more millk. Use the last extract first).
Once a nice consistency is reached, add the rest of the coconut milk and temper with mustard seeds.

Bon Appetit!!