Olan is an important part of Onam Sadhya dishes and also one of the most simplest recipes. It tastes delicious with a nice fragrance of coconut oil. Olan can be prepared with or without the red cow peas. Here I have prepared with both ash gourd and pumpkin without the cow peas beans. Learn how to prepare Olan by following this easy Olan recipe.
How to make Olan ( Onam Sadhya special)
Ash gourd -1 cup chopped
Yellow pumpkin - 1 cup chopped
Green chilli - 2 (slit )
Coconut milk -
Thin coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Cow peas - 2 tbsp (cooked, optional)
Coconut oil - 2-3 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Peel and chop both ash gourd and pumpkin into medium sized pieces.
Extract coconut milk from half a coconut or use ready made coconut milk.
Cook both ash gourd and pumpkin in thin coconut milk with green chilli and salt required.
After it is cooked, add first coconut milk, cooked cow peas (vanpayar), heat a little in low flame and switch off. (Do not boil too much after adding 1 st coconut milk)
Add curry leaves and drizzle raw coconut oil on top.
Yummy Olan is ready to be served.
If you want to use cow peas (vanpayar), then soak it overnight (or 7-8 hours), pressure cook with a little salt and add to the olan. Do not over cook vanpayar. It should retain its shape.
If you want a slightly thick Olan, then add only 1/4 cup thick 1 st coconut milk.
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