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25 mins

Out of the Pod
A mildly spiced vegetarian recipe from Kerala, olan is served as a side dish with other vegetable or meat curries.

Serves 4–5

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  • Step 1

    In a saucepan, simmer the squash, chillies/chiles and cumin in 200 ml water for about 10 minutes until the squash is soft. Season with salt.

  • Step 2

    Add the black-eyed beans/peas and coconut milk, and a little water if necessary to cover the vegetables, then cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    In a frying pan/skillet, heat the oil and fry the mustard seeds, curry leaves and sliced shallots until the shallots are beginning to brown. Stir these into the black-eyed beans/peas and squash, add more salt to taste and serve.

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