Olan recipe -A kerala cuisine.

Our native place is Tirunelveli , a beautiful place in Tamilnadu. It is located very near to kerala. So we have imbibed many cuisines of kerala, one of them being olan made with pumpkin.

Olan can be a wonderful side dish with rice and sambar.This is how I make olan.

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Olan recipe -A kerala cuisine. Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
  1. Soak the black eyed beans for sometime and pressure cook them.
  2. Add chopped pumpkin,slit chillies, salt in a pan and cook them with little water.
  3. Now add the cooked beans and curry leaves and allow all the ingredients to mix and cook well.
  4. Then add the coconut milk and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Add little coconut oil for the flavour.
  5. Garnish with coconut and cilantro.
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  1. gravy looks so yummy.. i love to cook up with black-eye beans

  2. How delcious! I love Kerala dishes, simple and d delicious!:))

  3. Olan typical kerala dish. It looks yummy.Tirunelveli reminds the famous “halwa” .

  4. delicious and yummy …i love to try kerala recipes…thanks for sharing

  5. never tried olan Sowmya looks yummyyyy

  6. Sowmya Madhavan

    @lavanya- Thanks, do try olan with this beans.tastes good.
    @asha- Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments
    @cham- Yes cham,I love the hot and fresh halwa too which i have had very rarely when we used to visit during our school vacations.
    @ Dhivya and sagari- Thanks.do try olan..tell me how it comes out..

  7. easycrafts

    Looks great…yet to start cooking kerala cuisine,

  8. Nagalakshmi V

    a staple at home though i havent tried it myself!!

  9. Sowmya Madhavan

    @easy crafts- Thanks, maybe you could start up with olan:D
    @nags – Thanks for visiting my blog..do keep coming…

  10. wow, the olan looks lovely! Never heard of it. but going to try it. thanks for introducing such a yummy recipe.

  11. Looks good….however in Kerala, we don’t garnish it with grated coconut or cilantro.

  12. Very nice kerala recipe. I never tried it. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Delicious!! Thanks for sharing


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