Eluppathil Olan


Eluppathil Olan

Olan is an important part of Onam Sadhya dishes and also one of the most simplest recipes. It tastes delicious with a nice fragrance of coconut milk. It is a traditional recipe of Kerala.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Soak the payar for 1 - 2 hours.
  • Cut kumbalanga into big cubes.
  • Pressure cook payar and kumbalanga along with curry leaves, 2 tbsp coconut milk, green chillies and salt upto 2 whistles.
  • :- Add less water since kumbalanga is watery.
  • Add coconut milk to the cooked payar and kumbalanga.
  • Heat on a low flame for 2 mins.
  • Splutter mustard, dry red chillies, sliced onions and curry leaves in coconut oil and add it to olan.
  • :- In South Kerala, pumpkin is not usually used. Also it is not a thick curry. :- If there is too much of water after kumbalam and payar is cooked, do not throw it away. It can be used in soups.
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Response (1)
  1. M
    Mini February 13, 2008

    I usually cook this way and it is delicious.Thankyou.

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