Olan Recipe – Kerala Olan Recipe
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
Cow peas /Black Eyed Beans /Vanpayar – 1/2 cup
Ash gourd /Elavan /Kumbalanga, diced – 1 cup) (I skipped)
Pumpkin /Mathan – 1 cup (diced)
Green chillies, slit lengthwise – 3 to 4 nos
Thin Coconut milk – 1 cup
Thick Coconut milk – 1/4 cup
Curry leaves : a sprig
Coconut oil : 1 tbsp (I used regular oil)
Salt to taste
How to make Olan
Soak the black eyed beans overnight. When using, change water couple of times, then pressure cook for 3 whistles with enough water.
Peel outer skin of the vegetables and chop into small pieces.
Once the pressure falls down, add the chopped vegetables and add the thin coconut milk into it. Pressure cook for another whistle.
Once the pressure falls, simmer and add salt and green chilies. Cook for 5 – 7 mins.
once the vegetables are cooked well; add the thick coconut milk into it.
Reduce the fire to low and stir it slowly until the mix is cooked well and remove from the fire.
Season with coconut oil and a sprig of curry leaves.
Mix well and cover it and allow it to stand for 10-20 minutes before serving.