Olan (dish)

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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.[1]

Olan is usually served as part of a Sadhya.


Kerala style[edit]



  • 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ N. Satyendran (2010-08-10). "Onam on a leaf". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-09-14.