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Olan Recipe

Olan is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 250 g pumpkin, peeled, cubed
  • 250 g string beans cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2-3 stalks Curry leaves
  • 1 sprig Mint leaves
  • 4 green chillies, slit vertically
  • 1 tsp Rice flour dissolved in 1 tbsp water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil (olive or coconut)
  • To be made from one fresh coconut:
  • 1 cup first Milk of Coconut
  • 2 cups second Milk of Coconut
  • How to Make Olan:

    1. Scrape coconut finely and soak it in 1 cup of hot water. Grind in mixie till very smooth.
    2. Sieve and press out milk, which should be approximately one cup. This is the first milk.
    3. Add 2 cups of hot water to residue and keep aside for 10 mins.
    4. Grind again to a smooth paste and sieve through for milk.
    5. This is the second milk. Discard residue.
    6. Put the second milk in a deep container.
    7. Add vegetables, chillies and bring to a boil. Cook on low till the vegetables are soft.
    8. Add salt, rice flour mixture, curry leaves and bring back to a boil.
    9. Add first milk and heat, but do not bring to a boil again.
    10. Take off fire. Add oil and stir.
    11. Serve hot with appams, rice, puries, etc.


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