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Olan !! (red cow peas,pumpkin and ash gourd in coconut milk)

Olan is a mildly flavoured curry prepared mostly with cow peas and ash gourd.This is an inevitable curry in Kerala sadya and its totally healthy to have.


1/2 cup red cow peas,soaked in water overnight
1 cup pumpkin, chopped (cubes)
1 cup ash gourd, chopped (cubes)
4 green chillies ,slit
3/4 cup thick coconut milk
2 cup thin coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut oil


  • Pressure cook the vegetables along with soaked cow peas,green chillies and salt.3 whistles will be enough.
  • Open the pressure cooker and cook till the pieces go dry and water evaporates.
  • Now add the thin coconut milk and bring to a boil.Check salt and cook till it’s somewhat thick.
  • Add the thick coconut milk and switch off the stove.Don’t allow the curry to boil.Pour the coconut oil and mix well.

2 comments on “Olan !! (red cow peas,pumpkin and ash gourd in coconut milk)

  1. Now Serving
    April 9, 2011

    oh my – That looks very very appetizing – LOVE the pics of the olan – delicious 🙂


  2. Jaisy James
    April 10, 2011

    wow looks so yummy my fav


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This entry was posted on April 9, 2011 by in kerala food, Sadya (സദ്യ), veg curry.


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