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Olan ~ Winter Melon / Ash Gourd & Red Beans in Coconut Milk

Course Main Course
Cuisine India - Kerala, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 992kcal
Author Manju

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed Winter Melon / Ash Gourd
  • 1/2 cup Red Chori / Azuki Beans / Red Beans or Black Eyed Beans
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 3 Green Chillies / Bird’s Eye Chillies / Thai Chillies slit in half up to three quarters of the way
  • 10 Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil

Instructions

  • Cook the melon/ gourd and green chillies in about 1/2 cup boiling water till it is fully cooked but still maintains its shape. 
  • Wash and cook the beans well – pressure cooking may work out the best. Add the beans to the cooked melon, add coconut milk, curry leaves and salt to it. Let it almost come to a boil and remove from heat. 
  • Pour the coconut oil over it when it is is still hot so as to release the flavors.
  • I usually do not temper any seasonings for olan but if you want you can temper some mustard seeds and dried red chillies and pour over the olan as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 992kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 76g | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 1197mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 225.8mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 19mg