Olan is a speciality for Malayali feasts. It is simple to make and absolutely delicious.
Olan with coconut milkOlan is a speciality for Malayali feasts. It is simple to make and absolutely delicious.
Boiled red cow peas
- Cut the pumpkin and ashgourd into 2-inch pieces of half inch thickness and boil them together with salt and a bit of water. Both these vegetables have high water content. So no need to add a lot of water.
- Once they are soft and boiled, add the boiled red cow pea (vanpayar) to the mixture and stir. Add the cut green chillies and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Add the coconut milk to the mixture and stir. Once the coconut milk just comes to boil, turn off the flame and garnish with curry leaves.
Add a tsp of coconut oil on the top and cover the dish. (Do not let the coconut oil boil for long as it tends to change the texture of the curry)
- Mix and serve after ten minutes.