How to make Olan -

Red and white pumpkin treated with coconut oil and curry leaves

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Red Pumpkin, Ash gourd

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Olan

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The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Olan Recipe

  • Red Pumpkin cubed 1 cup

  • Ash gourd cubed 1 cup

  • Green chillies 6

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut oil 2 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves 10-12

Method

Step 1

Wash and slit the green chillies and keep aside. Boil the vegetables in 1 cup water with salt and slit green chilies. Stir frequently till the vegetables are soft and completely cooked.

Step 2

Mash the vegetables lightly with a ladle, pour the raw coconut oil, mix and add the curry leaves. Adjust salt to taste and serve. TIP: The pumpkin has a high water content so adjust the water accordingly.

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