How to Cook Olan (Keralan Black Eye Pea Stew With Pumpkin)

This is a creamy vegan side dish that is so tasty. This comfort dish with a serve of rice or appam (rice pancake) makes a blissful meal any day in my household.

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How to Cook Olan (Keralan Black Eye Pea Stew With Pumpkin) Recipe
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Soak Black Eye Peas in water for 3-4 hours. Cook in pressure cooker till its cooked through but not mush.

Soak Black Eye Peas in water for 3-4 hours. Cook in pressure cooker till its cooked through but not mush.

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Once cooked, add pumpkin, salt, turmeric and chilli powder.  Cook till pumpkin is soft.

Once cooked, add pumpkin, salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Cook till pumpkin is soft.

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Now dry toast the cumin seeds

Now dry toast the cumin seeds

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Using a mortar and pestle, finely grind the cumin seeds. Later ass in the grated coconut and continue to grind it to a smooth paste.

Using a mortar and pestle, finely grind the cumin seeds. Later ass in the grated coconut and continue to grind it to a smooth paste.

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Add the paste to the pumpkin and black eye peas. Allow to cook for 5-8 minutes. Season it. Taste and adjust the spice accordingly. Now you can remove it from the flame.

Add the paste to the pumpkin and black eye peas. Allow to cook for 5-8 minutes. Season it. Taste and adjust the spice accordingly. Now you can remove it from the flame.

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In a skillet, heat some oil. Now its time to temper some black mustard seeds. Once it pops - add the curry leaves and fry till aromatic.

In a skillet, heat some oil. Now its time to temper some black mustard seeds. Once it pops - add the curry leaves and fry till aromatic.

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Garnish the stew with the tempered spice.

Garnish the stew with the tempered spice.

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Enjoy this with hot rice or appam.

Enjoy this with hot rice or appam.

Ingredients

300 Grams Diced Pumpkin 
½ Cups Black Eye Peas 
¾ Cups Grated Coconut 
2 Teaspoons Cumin Seeds 
1 Teaspoon Chilli Powder 
¼ Teaspoons Turmeric Powder 
¼ Teaspoons Black Mustard Seeds 
1 Sprig Curry Leaves 
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil 
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