1. Soak the red beans overnight.

2. Rinse the red beans and boil them in a large pot with 2 cups of water until tender.

3. Peel and cut the pumpkin into 1 inch pieces. Add the pumpkin to the cooked red beans. Boil for 10 minutes. Add the green chilies, ginger, coconut milk and salt. Boil for a minute and mix well. Remove from heat.

4. Season with the coconut oil and a few curry leaves over the top. The dish should be like a thick stew.


1/4 lb pumpkin

1 handful dried red beans

1 cup coconut milk

1 tsp salt

3 green chilies, cut lengthwise

1 piece ginger, 1 inch, cut lengthwise into slivers


1 tsp coconut oil

curry leaves

Olan  [Indian Vegetarian recipe]

Olan, a delicious Kerala recipe that is made from traditional fall vegetables, is served at almost all Onam feasts. Since the main ingredient is pumpkin, it is a perfect addition to any fall meal. As a vegetarian dish the red beans make sure this is a protein packed dish that can be served as a main part of a meal.