Olan Pumpkin Curry


Olan Pumpkin Curry

A simple pumpkin curry served during Kerala Sadhya - Ramya V
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Cook vanpayar(vellapayar) with salt and keep aside.
  • Peel and cut pumpkin into flat 1 inch square pieces.
  • Boil the pumpkin pieces along with green chillies, ginger and salt.
  • Add the cooked vanpyar and boil for a while.
  • Once cooked, add coconut milk.
  • Garnish with curry leaves and coconut oil.
  • :- Serve hot.
  • :- It can even be served as a thick soup by smashing the pumpkin and adding extra water.
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Response (5)
  1. S
    Sabitha January 10, 2006

    Red beans is important in Olan.It will add more taste.

  2. A
    Anjali November 17, 2005

    This is a real traditional recipe……feels i am back in kerala.

  3. R
    Ramya Renjith January 19, 2007

    This is one style of olan. Its not mandatory that the red beans be there in olan. Different parts of Kerala and even different communities have different styles of olan. In my community we have 2 styles – one with matthanga and payaru in coconut oil and another one with kumbalanga in thenga paal.

  4. g
    goodeats July 23, 2006

    What is traditional also changes from region to region even within kerala.I hail from Palakkad and we use vanpayar in our traditional olan recipe.

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