A Quick and Easy Wintermelon Dish (Olan): A Curry for Pitta

Olan is a quite popular dish in South India. A Sadya, the South Indian Feast, is incomplete without an Olan. With a blend of healthy vegetables, Olan is a nutritious dish that’s perfect to be added to your diet. It goes well with white rice, brown rice, quinoa, couscous, appam and wheat bread. The main ingredient of Olan is Winter Melon (also known as ash gourd or wax gourd) that’s simmered in coconut milk. Winter melon is good for the brain, breast milk, and gut. And, it’s a popular cooling vegetable. Olan is a simple dish that has minimal ingredients and is light and subtle in flavour. Let’s see how it’s prepared. Ingredients Adzuki beans (Red Cow Peas / Van Payar) – 1/2 Cup Ash gourd (Kumbalanga) – 2 Cups Green Chilly 3 numbers or black pepper a quarter of a teas spoon (crushed) Coconut Cream – 1 Cup Salt … Continue reading “A Quick and Easy Wintermelon Dish (Olan): A Curry for Pitta”

Pumpkin and Spinach Soup: Our Detox Soup

Pumpkin soup forms a thick and creamy dish filled with the natural flavours of Pumpkin and spinach. With pumpkin being the major ingredient, the soup offers many health benefits. In addition, this vegan dish requires very few ingredients and can be easily prepared in time for a perfect detox meal. when eaten moderately, it’s gentle on the stomach and helps to balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Furthermore, pumpkin and spinach soup serves as a nutritious meal and is filled with Vitamin A,m and iron which help improve immunity and fight infections. Let’s see how it’s prepared. Ingredients Pumpkin- 2 cups, chopped Onion- 1, chopped Garlic- 1 tbsp, minced Dress Ginger (grated): 2 teaspoons Vegetable Broth/ warm water- 4 cup Salt- as required Pepper- 1 pinch Cumin seeds: 2 teaspoons Fennel seeds: 2 teaspoonsMustard seeds 1 teaspoon Dry pitted Prunes (cut into small pieces) 1 cup Baby Spinach leaves: 2 cups … Continue reading “Pumpkin and Spinach Soup: Our Detox Soup”