Instant Pot Olan Recipe- Instant Pot kerala Sadya Recipes
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 People
  • Black eyed beans- ½ cup, soaked for 3 hours
  • Ash gourd or winter melon, cubed- 1½ cups
  • Green chilies- 3
  • Cumin powder- ¼ tsp
  • Thin coconut milk- ¾ cup
  • Thick coconut milk- ½ cup
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
For seasoning
  • Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Small pearl onions chopped – 3
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  1. Soak the black eyed beans in water for 3 to 4 hrs.
  2. Add the soaked beans to the stainless steel pot, along with ½ tsp salt and 1½ cups water.
  3. Close the pot with the lid.
  4. Select pressure cook setting, set time to 15 minutes at high pressure.
  5. After 15 minutes pressure cooking, do a quick pressure release. keep aside the cooked beans.
  6. Into the stainless steel pot, add the diced ash gourd along with green chilies, cumin powder, ½ tsp salt and ½ cup water.
  7. Select saute setting at normal temperature.
  8. Cover the pot with a glass lid, cook for 10 minutes till ash gourd turns soft.
  9. Add the cooked beans along with the liquid to the cooked ash gourd and add ¾ cup thin coconut milk.
  10. Cook in saute setting for 5 minutes.
  11. Now add ½ cup thick coconut milk, add salt if needed and combine everything gently.
  12. Cook for 3 minutes.
Making the seasoning:
  1. In a small frying pan, heat coconut oil, add mustard seeds, let it splutter. Add small onions and curry leaves.
  2. Saute until onion turns golden brown and remove from the flame.
  3. Add this seasoning to the cooked olan. Cover with the lid and let cool down.
  4. Serve along with rice and enjoy.
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