Saturday, September 10, 2016

Olan | Traditional Kerala Speciality | Onam Special Dish | Pumpkin and Black Eyed Peas Stew from Kerala | Festival Special Recipes by Masterchefmom

Olan | Traditional Kerala Speciality

 Hi Supermoms,

'Olan' is another traditional Kerala speciality stew.  This is a simple stew that is mainly made using ash gourd/white pumpkin and black eyed peas. Since white pumpkin is not easily available here, I have used yellow pumpkin and it was equally delicious. Just remember to soak the peas over night and you can make this stew within minutes. You can use store bought coconut milk also. I extracted the milk the previous day and it was so handy.

Olan | Traditional Kerala Speciality

Olan | Pumpkin and Black Eyed Peas Stew from Kerala:

Preparation time: 6 - 8 hours
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves: 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

1 cup black eyed peas ( soaked and boiled)
2 cups yellow pumpkin ( peeled and cubed)
3- 4 green chillies ( chopped into 2 " pieces)
1/2 " fresh ginger ( grated)( optional)
1 cup coconut milk 
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste


1. Wash and soak the black eyed peas overnight.
2. Boil the peas and pumpkin in a pressure cooker along with green chillies and curry leaves.

3. Transfer the cooked pumpkin and beans to a vessel and add the coconut milk.
Note : You can adjust the spice levels and the amount of coconut milk according to your taste preference. You can add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to the stew also as an optional step.
4. Heat over low flame and bring it to a boil and switch off.
5. Add salt and drizzle the coconut oil .

Your simple and delicious Olan is ready !

Olan | Traditional Kerala Speciality

Wishing you and your family a blessed festival .

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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