Olan is a traditional kerala dish very regular at any veg sadhya.
Red cow peas (Van payar) -- ½ cup
Ash gourde (Elavan) -- ½ cup cut into cubes
Grated coconut -- 1 cup
Coconut oil -- 2 tsp
Green chilly -- 2 -3
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Clean and soak red cow peas in hot water for half an hour to one hour and pressure cook for one or two whistles and keep aside. Extract 1 cup of thick coconut milk and 1 cup of second coconut milk. Cook ash gourde in the second extract with salt, slit green chilly and cook for some time then add drained and cooked red cow peas and allow it to boil, when t boils switch off flame then add curry leaves and thick coconut milk. Mix it well, add little coconut oil on it. Rich and creamy Olan is ready to serve.