Kerala Mathanga Olan

RugminiKamalan R

Kerala Mathanga Olan

Rich and creamy textured Kerala Mathanga Olan is a stewed vegetarian side dish, very popular during Sadhya celebrations. Pumpkin or mathanga pieces are stewed with Payar and served with hot rice. Kerala Mathanga Olan is unique and tasty with sliced pumpkin pieces and payar cooked in coconut milk and garnished in coconut oil. Pumpkin is nutritious and healthy, rich in vital nutrients required for human body. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Mathanga Olan dish here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing Kerala Mathanga Olan, first extract thick and thin coconut milk from the grated coconut.
  • :- The qty depends upon the gravy u desire.
  • Place the sliced pumpkin pieces along with payar, green chillies, salt and the second extract of the coconut milk or the thin coconut milk in a vessel and allow it to cook.
  • When done, add the thick coconut milk.
  • Heat it through.
  • :- Do not boil after adding the coconut milk.
  • Sprinkle the curry leaves and coconut oil on top.
  • Mix well and remove from flame.
  • Cover it with a lid so as not to lose the flavour.
  • :- Serve Kerala Mathanga Olan with rice.
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