Olan

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 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

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

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