Olan recipe
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olan recipe

onam special olan recipe
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 cup red cow peas - soaked overnight
  • 1.5 cups yellow and white pumpkin - chopped or diced
  • 1 no green chilli - slit
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  • soak the cow peas overnight and drain the water completely. add it to cooker and pressure cook with enough water to 3-4 whistles. keep it ready. 
  • meanwhile, cook the pumpkins with salt, green chillies, thin coconut milk until the vegetables are cooked. 
  • once cooked, out the flame to low and add thick coconut milk, cooked cowpeas, adjust salt.
  • add curry leaves and coconut oil, mix well and switch off.