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Snake gourd olan.

latha nair
5 minutes
Prep Time
7 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Snake gourd olan. RECIPE

Snake gourd in coconut milk. Olan is a traditional kerala dish, goes well as a sidedish for rice. Usually it s made with pumpkin. But this s also tasty.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Side Dishes
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Snake gourd cut into square pieces. 2 cups
  2. Thick Coconut milk 2 cups
  3. Thin Coconut milk 1 cup
  4. Green chillies 3 chopped
  5. Curry leaves
  6. Salt
  7. Coconut oil. 2 tbsp.


  1. Pressure cook snake gourd, adding 1/4 cup of water , green chillies & salt, for 3 min.
  2. When pressure goes open & add 2nd coconut milk. Stir well. Cook well till almost all water goes.
  3. Then add 1 st milk. Cook again for some more time, till gravy is semi thick.
  4. Remove from fire & add coconut oil & curry leaves. Stir well.
  5. Serve hot with rice.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-12-2018


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