Olan is part of Kerala Onam sadhya.It is a very simple recipe which sounds just like stew. Vegetables like ash gourd, pumpkin and red gram are cooked and finally simmered in coconut milk. It is a mild but very flavorful dish with simple seasoning like green chillies, coconut oil and curry leaves. You can also use black eye beans in this recipe.
Ash gourd- 200 grams
Vanpayar/ red gram- 1/3 cup
Curry leaves - 2 spring
Coconut milk thin- 1/3 cup
Coconut milk thick- 1 cup
Coconut oil- 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Soak red bean for two hour and cook with one and a third cup of water till it is soft and keep aside.
Peel and chop ash gourd into small pieces or thin slices (You can also add pumpkin).
Cook this along with green chilly and salt and 1/3 cup of thin coconut milk. When it is cooked and soft add cooked red gram or vanpayar and thick coconut milk. Simmer in low flame for a minute and add curry leaves and drizzle coconut oil on top.
Hope you will all enjoy..