Red beans is important in Olan.It will add more taste.
This is a real traditional recipe……feels i am back in kerala.
This is one style of olan. Its not mandatory that the red beans be there in olan. Different parts of Kerala and even different communities have different styles of olan. In my community we have 2 styles – one with matthanga and payaru in coconut oil and another one with kumbalanga in thenga paal.
What is traditional also changes from region to region even within kerala.I hail from Palakkad and we use vanpayar in our traditional olan recipe.
this is blasphemy in the name of olan, lol, like the first two commentators Iam also asking, where is the red gram? But a very tasty recipe nevertheless !