Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Olan/ Red cowpea beans curry.

Ash gourd or pumpkin-1 1/2 cup    
Red cowpea beans(mampayar)-1 cup
Green chillies-2 (slit lengthwise)
Salt to taste
Coconut milk-1/2 cup(I used readymade one)
Coconut Oil-2 tsp
Curry leaves few

Method Of Preparation:
1. Pressure cook the mampayar with sufficient water till it becomes soft.Cook the ash gourd,green chilly with little water till it becomes soft. Add this to the red beans and mix softly.Add salt.
2. Boil this together for a minute and then add the coconut milk and mix well. simmer it for few minutes.(Do not boil after adding coconut milk).
3. Turn off the heat and add coconut oil and curry leaves.Mix well and serve.







1. If using home made coconut milk, cook the vegetable in thin milk along with little water.Once it gets cooked,add the beans ,salt and boil and then add the thick milk and simmer for some time.
2. You can use ash gourd,pumpkin,or both.
3. While using water to cook add only how much is needed, too much water spoils the taste.
4. The colour of olan is very light brown/white mixed brown...I took the pics under kitchen light so it looks dark. If you are cooking it using thin and thick milk you will get a creamish slight brown coloured olan as you are cooking using thin milk not the water after boiling red beans..

38 comments:

  1. Hey Reshmi! Great recipe as usual :) I have an award for you on my blog... do collect it and pass it on!

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  2. looks super delicious and yummy,simply irresistible..

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  3. never knew that they are called by that name...the cow peas....good one!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  4. Ah I must make this Olan - love so many recipes from the malayalee cuisine - yet to be tried :)

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  5. wat a simple n healthy dish

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  6. Healthy and delicious curry.

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  7. I absolutely LOVE olan. Whenever my patti (grandmother) comes home she makes it for me.

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  8. Recipe looks new to me.. Healthy and delicious..

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  9. Love this authentic curry! Fabulous!

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  10. so ur vishu feast was really a biiiiiiiiiiiig feast... we call it vanpayar... me too loves olan... make it for onam..

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  11. Delicious and inviting curry..

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  12. Our family favorite...Love it anyday..looks yummy

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  13. Yummy & flavorful!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. Yummy delicious curry... sounds very simple though but I bet it tastes awesome:))
    Reva

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  15. wonderful curry...looks tasty and attractive..

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  16. Like this so much,delicious olan.

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  17. That is one healthy dish. pics are very good:-)

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  18. Beautiful curry. today is raining here, I would love to try it!

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  19. The authentic recipe look delicious!

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  20. this is new for me...would enjoy with warm rice!

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