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Olan Recipe or Black Eyed Beans in Coconut Gravy
Serves: 5 people
  • Black eyed beans- ½ cup
  • Ash gourd, cut small- 1½ cups
  • Water, to cook beans- 1½ cups
  • Green chilies- 3
  • Cumin seeds- 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 onion chopped -3, small
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  1. Soak the black-eyed beans for 4 hrs and pressure cook with 1½ cups water and salt for 2 whistles or until cooked through.
  2. In a saucepan, cook ash gourd along with green chilies, cumin powder, and salt in ½ cup water.
  3. Add the cooked beans to the cooked ash gourd and add ¾ cup thin coconut milk, combine, and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add ½ cup thick coconut milk, add salt if needed and combine everything gently. Cook for 3 minutes.
  5. If the mixture is thin, you could add 1 tbsp corn starch mixed with 1 tbsp cold water.
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