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.
Ash gourd ½ cup chopped
Pumkin ½ cup chopped
Green chilly 3
Coconut milk thick ½ cup
Coconut milk thin ½ cup
Cow pea (mampayar) 2 tbsp cooked(optional)
Coconut oil 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Peel then skin of pumkin and ash gourd cut into small slices.
Cook this in thin coconut milk with green and salt. When vegetable is cooked lower the flame add thick coconut and curry leaves just heat this do not allow to boil. Then switch off gas. Pour coconut oil on top of it. Olan ready to serve.