Olan ~ Winter Melon / Ash Gourd & Red Beans in Coconut Milk
- 2 cups cubed Winter Melon / Ash Gourd
- ½ 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
Cook the melon/ gourd and green chillies in about ½ 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.
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