Olan (pronounced [oːlan]) is a dish that is part of the Kerala cuisine of the state of Kerala in South India. It is a light and subtle-flavored dish prepared from white gourd, ash-gourd or black-eyed peas, coconut milk and ginger seasoned with coconut oil.
Olan is usually served as part of a Sadhya.
- Black-eyed beans - 1 cup
- White pumpkin - 1 cup
- Pumpkin - 1 cup
- Green chiles - 3-4
- Coconut milk - 1½ cups
- Curry leaves - 5-6
- Oil - 1 tablespoon
- Soak the beans overnight.
- Pressure cook until 3/4 done.
- Add chopped pumpkin, salt and slit green chiles.
- Cook with a little water.
- When the pumpkin and the beans are completely cooked, pour hot oil tempered with curry leaves into it.
- Add the coconut milk and simmer for 3–4 minutes.
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