Close look of the veggies......
Veggies cut in to fine strips ( 1 inch pieces) ready to get cooked....
End result of veggies....cooked in a simple gravy....easy to cook....will be awesome side dish for Steamed Rice
- Long Beans : approx. 10
- Green Chili's: 3 (adjust according to taste)
- Yellow Pumpkin - Half (cut into 1 inch pieces)
- Water - 2 cups
- Salt - according to taste
- Coconut oil / canola oil - 1 tablespoon
- Curry leaves - few (optional)
- Coconut milk - 1/2 cup (optional)
Method for making Olan:
Step 1: Wash and cut long beans , Pumpkin and green chili's
Step 2: Transfer the vegetables to a cooking pot and add 2 cups of water and salt let it boil...(until cooked). (check the pumpkin- it will become soft when cooked)
Step 3: Check for salt , add coconut oil or canola oil to it and the curry leaves, stir nicely.
Step 4: If adding coconut milk (Sim the Olan and smash the vegetables softly and pour in the coconut milk and stir nicely). Let it cook for another 5 minutes in minimum heat.
Step 5: If not using coconut milk just skip it and smash the vegetables softly and proceed... the steps...
Olan is ready to serve...with steaming White rice.....
I like to eat Olan with rice , rasam and pappadam (pappad).
This is a Keralite dish (South Indian Cuisine)