Onam Special Recipes - Kalan,Olan and Thoran

In this article Onam special Kalan,Olan and thoran recipes are added. The main ingredients for making these dishes is explained here with the composition of each ingredients. Read this article and study the preparation of Kalan,Olan and Thoran.



  1. Grated coconut-1/2qty
  2. Water-1tbsp
  3. pepper powder-1tbsp
  4. Cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp
  5. Turmeric powder-1/4 tbsp
  6. ghee-3 tbsp
  7. Dried chilli-2 nos
  8. Mustard-1 tbsp
  9. Curry leaves-1 spring
  10. Fried and Powdered fenugreek-1/2 tbsp
  11. salt-to taste
  12. Yam sliced to small pieces-100gm
  13. small raw banana-1no
  14. Green chillies-3nos
  15. Mashed yogurt-1/2 litre

Method of Preparation

  • Remove the skin of Nenthra kaya and slice into small pieces.
  • Grid coconut and cumin to paste form keep it aside.
  • Dissole pepper powder to 1/2 cup of water and purify water by passing through a cloth.
  • Cook vegetables using the water,Add turmeric powder and salt, When water dries add 1tbsp Ghee.
  • Pour the yogurt and mix well,when water dries add grinded coconut and fenugreek powder.
  • Turn off fire and season with mustard,dried chillies and curry leaves.



  1. Pumpkin-100gms
  2. Ash gourd-100gms
  3. Red gram dal-1tbsp
  4. Grated coconut-1/2qty
  5. salt-to taste
  6. Curry leaves-1 spring
  7. coconut oil-1tbsp

Method of Preparation

  • Remove skin of ash gourd and pumpkin and cut into small pieces.
  • Cook the vegetables and red gram dal in water.
  • Add salt and green chillies. Then add 1 cup coconut milk and boil.
  • When concentrate add 1/4coconut milk also,after some time add 1tbsp coconut oil and the curry leaves.
  • Mix well.



  1. Black gram-1tbsp
  2. Garlic cloves-2
  3. Cabbage,Long runner beans-500gms(cut in to small pieces)
  4. coconut oil-2tbsp
  5. Mustard seeds-1/2 tbsp
  6. Dried chilli-4 nos
  7. salt-to taste
  8. Turmeric powder-1/4 tbsp
  9. Red chilli powder-1/4tbsp
  10. coconut -1 cup
  11. Curry leaves-1 spring
  12. Cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp

Method of Preparation

  • Crush the coconut ,cumin seeds,curry leaves and Garlic.
  • Put vegetables in a vessel boil with salt and chillies.
  • Heat oil in a pan add the turmeric and chilli powder biled vegetable,and crushed ingredients.
  • Mix well.

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