Olan is an authentic Kerala dish. It is a must for onam sadya. With my roots in Kerala, I am quite familiar with this dish right from my childhood. This is such a simple dish with not much spices. Rice, olan and pappadam makes a mouth watering meal. Black eyes cowpeas is included in the actual recipe which I omitted in my preparation this time. I suddenly decided on the menu and didn't have the soaked cowpeas ready. So if you are planning ahead, soak the cowpeas overnight and pressure cook.

Here's the recipe.
White pumpkin - Chopped 2 cups
Cooked cowpeas - a handful
Thick Coconut milk - 1.5 tablespoons
Slit green chillies - 1 or 2
Curry leaves to garnish
Salt to taste
Coconut oil - 2 to 3 tsp

1) Cook the pumpkin with 1 cup water till tender along with slit green chillies.
2) Mix the cooked cowpeas, salt and coconut milk. Heat for a min till everything blends.
3) Switch off the flame. Season with coconut oil and curry leaves.

Serve hot with rice and pappadam.


Nithya Praveen said...

Yummmy.....my fav one.We make this with Yellow Pumpkin...this is heavenly!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Heard but never tried....looks yummy....

Sree vidya said...

Thanx Nithya and Lubna.