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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Yummy & Easy Olan

I'm sending this recipe to Satya's 'Thank you Mom' event.

I love the way my mom makes Olan and this is a shortcut method. It has always been a great favorite with my friends too. This one's for you, Amma!


Yellow pumpkin : 1/4 kg
White pumpkin : 1/4 kg
Black-eyed peas (dry karamani) : 1/4 cup
Green chillies : 5-6, slit lengthwise
Milk : 1.5 cups
Coconut oil : 2 tsp
Curry leaves : 10 nos.
Salt to taste

  1. Wash, peel, and cut yellow and white pumpkins into 2 inch squares.
  2. Pressure cook the pumpkin squares along with black-eyed peas, green chillies, curry leaves and 1 cup water for 3 whistles.
  3. Once pressure releases, add milk and curry leaves and let it boil on medium flame till it thickens and the squash get all mashed up.
  4. Add salt and coconut oil and give it a good mix. Allow it to come to a boil and turn off heat.
  5. Serve with rotis or as an accompaniment for rice.

Serves : 4
(for people like Hari & me who love Olan, this makes only 2 servings!)

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  1. Thank you anita for your early entry. It is sure easy and yummy olan.

  2. Thanks for your encouragement, Satya!

  3. I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this pumpkin widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about pumpkin recipes,Thanks!

  4. Thanks Alisa! I've added the pumpkin widget!

  5. Very different, have never had before, can't wait to try, looks really good.

  6. Thanks Medifast! Do try and let me know how you like it!