Indian Curry Recipes

Kerala Style Olan

Olan is one of the 9items which is prepared in Kerala during Sadya/ Onam/ Vishu. This side dish can be made very easily with very less ingredients. White Gourd cooked along with green chilies and coconut milk gives a special taste to the dish.

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • White Gourd/ Elavan – 1cup (cut into medium cubes)
  • Red Bean/ Vanpira – ½ cup
  • Green Chilies – 5pieces (cut into slits)
  • Curry leaves/ Kadipatta – 6leaves
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Salt as per taste.



  • Take a deep bottom vessel. Add chopped elavan and 1cup water. Add green chilies and little salt.
  • Cook on low gas till elavan is properly cooked.
  • Clean the Red bean nicely and cook in pressure cooker. When 1st whistle comes, low flame and cook for 8mins.
  • When the White gourd is completely cooked, add cooked red bean excluding its water.
  • Add coconut milk, curry leaves and adequate salt. Bring the curry to boil. Remove it from Flame.
  • Kerala Style Olan is ready to serve as a side dish.


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