Pumpkin Olan/Mathan Olan

Olan is a traditional kerala sadhya dish and it is prepared using pumpkin,Ash gourd and red gram dal.



  1. Ash gourd (kumbhalanga/cut into pieces) – 100 gms/1/2 cup
  2. Pumpkin(mathan) – 100gms
  3. Red gram dal(vanpayar) –2 tbsp
  4. Green chilly(slit lengthwise) –3
  5. Thick Coconut milk(first extracted) – 1/4 cup
  6. Coconut milk(2nd extracted ) –1 cup
  7. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  8. Coconut oil -1 tbsp
  9. Salt

Mathan Olan


  1. Soak gram dal over night.
  2. In a pressure cooker, boil peas and keep aside.
  3. Boil  vegetables with salt,green chilly and water.
  4. Once it is cooked well, add 2nd extracted milk to it .let it boil.
  5. Once the gravy thickens,add thick coconut milk to it and stir well.Don’t let it boil.Remove from fire.
  6. Add curry leaves and coconut oil to it.
  7. Serve with Rice.


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2 Responses

  1. Veena says:

    simple yet delicious Onam recipe..

  2. reji.s says:

    nice prajusha for experimenting new dishes. go ahead.

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