Olan Easy

Olan Traditional Kerala dish - Payar, elavan and mathan in coconut milk
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


Ingredients for Olan :


  • Preparation Method of Olan : 1)Lightly roast the beans and soak it in water for 8 hrs. Wash & strain well.
  • Extract 1/2 cup of thick milk and 1/2 cup of thin milk from the grated coconut.
  • In a pressure pan, add beans, both vegetables, chillies and second coconut milk.
  • Pressure cook upto 1 whistle.
  • After opening the lid, add salt and thick milk mixed with cornflour.
  • Simmer, stirring till the flour is cooked and all the ingredients are well blended.
  • :- If you prefer the beans to be very soft, pressurise it first separately for 2-3 whistles and add. :- It is safer to add salt at the end to Olan because the volume shrinks after cooking and you can judge better.
  • :- Olan is ready.
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Response (4)
  1. n
    nisha April 10, 2008

    everything if ok …but cornflour???? if it was under fusion coking then excellent

  2. R
    Rekha August 21, 2005

    A very good recipe

  3. v
    vinutha September 10, 2007


    I tried out Olan and chicken fry recipes given in this website. It is really awesome. Thank you for such a grt recipe.
    All the Best

  4. h
    hai March 28, 2009

    gverry good

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