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Olan recipe
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Olan recipe

sadya olan recipe of cooking pumpkins and cowpeas with coconut milk 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
soaking cowpeas8 hrs
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: kerala recipes, olan, onam recipes, pumpkin, sadhya, sadhya recipes, sweet pumpkin
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 cup cowpeas - soaked overnight
  • 1 cup white pumpkin - chopped
  • 1 cup yellow pumpkin - chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 nos green chilli - slit
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil


  • soak the cowpeas overnight and cook with enough water until soft. 
  • open and add chopped pumpkins, salt, green chilli, curry leaves with little water or thin coconut milk. close and cook again pumpkins are cooked. 
  • open and add coconut milk when little bit cool. 
  • lastly drizzle coconut oil and mix well.