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Olan- Coconut milk rich curry

 Ingredientsolan

 Black-eyed beans (vanpayar) – 1/2 cup

Ash gourd (kumbalanga) – 2.5-3 cups, cut into cubes

Green chili – 3-4, split lengthwise

Water – 3.5 cups

Thick coconut milk – 3/4 -1 cup

Salt

Curry leaves

Coconut oil

 

Method

 

Pressure cook the beans (vanpayar) with 1.5 cups water (refer notes). Strain the stock and keep aside the cooked beans. The beans should not be over cooked and it should retain its shape.

Cook together ash gourd, green chili, salt and 2 cups water, till ash gourd becomes tender. Again, ash gourd also should not be overcooked and it should retain its shape.

Add the cooked beans to the ash gourd and mix well. Add coconut milk and curry leaves. Cook on low flame for 5-7 mins. Remove from the fire and drizzle some coconut oil.

The curry has a thick consistency.

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