Olan is a dish that is part of the Kerala cuisine of South India. It is prepared from white gourd, coconut milk and ginger seasoned with coconut oil. Olan is usually served as part of Onam sadhya.olan copy


Kumbalanga (Ash gourd) – 1 medium
Pumpkin pieces – 1 cup
Green chillies (split) – 6 no.
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Van Payar (Red oriental beans) – ¼ cup (cooked)
String beans
Curry leaves
Coconut oil – 3 tsp

•In a pan, boil red oriental beans with salt. Put kumbalanga (ash gourd) and pumpkin cut into cubes.
• Add string beans and green chillies. Stir a bit and pour some water.
•Cover the pan and cook for five minutes. Remove the lid. Stir gently.
•Add salt and curry leaves. Stir a bit.
•Add coconut milk and mix well. Pour some oil. Stir again.

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