Oolan Recipe

Oolan is a traditional kerala food. Also famous in kanyakumari district. Oolan is a kootu made of Pumpkin which is very very tasty. This is one of the popular and traditional recipe for Onam Sadya. Olan and Kalan are the mandatory dishes for Onam Sadya.


Pumpkin : 1 Big piece
Cowpea or Black Eyed bean/Karamani - 3 tablespoon
Salt - To taste
Green Chillies- 5
Salt - To Taste
Turmeric - A Pinch

For Grinding:
Grated Cocunut - 1 Cup

For Seasoning:
Cocunut Oil - 2 teaspoon
Curryleaves - Few


  1. Cook the Karamani till soft.
  2. Chop the green chillies length wise
  3. Chop the pumpkin into big pieces and cook it along with salt and turmeric and chopped green chillies. 
  4. Grind the cocunut with water and squeeze the cocunut milk and keep it aside
  5. Add the cocunut milk and cooked karamani to the cooked pumpkin and let the kootu boils.
  6. Then add the cocunut oil along with curry leaves
  7. The delicious oolan is ready to serve.
  8. Olan

Servings : 4 Persons
  • If karamani is not available we can use moong dhal

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Traditionally turmeric is not added to olan. Only in erusseri.

I am palakkati but never seen anyone so far using tumeric for OLAN Is it some other version? Olan is usually white in colour and the pumpkin and winter melon are thinly sliced. Not in big chunks



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