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Olan is a true Kerala dish made with coconut milk and pumpkin as the main ingredients. Olan is one of those dishes in a Kerala sadya that lends more variety than flavour since it’s quite mild and doesn’t necessarily hold its own when served with an avial or thoran.
Raw Banana/ Ilavan – 50 g
Pumpkin – 15 g
Achinga Payar – 1
Vanpayar (Soaked) – 25 g
Green Chillies – 1 nos
Coconut Oil – 10 ml
Coconut Milk – 50 ml
Salt – as required
Cut the Raw Banana and Pumpkin as thin slices, and Achinga Payar length-wise.
Cook the vegetables along with salt and water covered with a lid on a hard bottomed vessel.
Cook the vanpayar separately and add it to the other vegetables.
Pour the coconut milk, coconut oil and curry leaves on the top and serve hot.