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Kumbalanga Olan

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Kumbalanga Olan
Ashgourd – 100 gms, peeled and cubed
Red Cowpeas (Lobia) – 1/4 cup, washed and soaked overnight
Green Chillies – 3, slit
Salt – 1/2 tsp or as per taste
Curry Leaves – handful
Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup, thick
Oil – 1 1/4 tblsp

1. Drain the cowpeas and rinse under running water.
2. Pressure with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water for 10 minutes.
3. Add the ashgourd cubes, green chillies, salt and few curry leaves in a pan.
4. Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water and cook over high heat for 15 to 25 minutes till tender.
5. Mash the ashgourd lightly and add the cowpeas.
6. Add coconut milk and allow it to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
7. Garnish with oil and little bit more curry leaves.
8. Mix well and serve hot.

image credit: enchanting kerala

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