Quintessentially a part of the Kerala cuisine and one of the many dishes served during the popular Sadya during Onam. ..
Olan is one of the first few dishes I learnt to prepare while in school. Olan can be prepared with matthan , or winter melons or with both .( yellow pumpkins or even snake gourds ) pic shows olan using yellow pumpkins .
1/4 cup Cow peas /Karamani/Vanpayar soaked for 4-5 hours
3-4 nos green chillies (slit lengthwise) qty depends on how spicy the chillies are .
1 cup very thick coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
Salt to taste
3. Remove the cooked beans from the cooker and take a pan, add the chopped pumpkin, ash gourd and add the thin coconut milk into it.
5. Reduce the flame and stir slowly .
6. Season with coconut oil and a sprigs of curry leaves.