Monday, May 10, 2010

Erissery...!! a popular dish in kerala households is a curry which can be served with rice. Erissery is prepared with pumpkin and black eyed bean- vanpayar in malayalam (optionally you can use green gram also) a mixture of coconut and veggies is a tasty yet nutricious cuisine in kerala preferred by almost everyone for their noon meal.The flavour it leaves is really fantastic and hope you will also like this.
So let's go to the prepartion, here i have used white pumkin and green gram. INGREDIENTS:
1.Yellow or white pumkin - 1 cup(cut into cubes)
2.Green gram - 1 cup
3. Garlic pods - 3
4. Cumin seeds(Zeera) - 1/2 tsp
5. Turmeric - 1/3 tsp
6.Chilli powder - 1 tsp
7. salt - to taste
8.Grated coconut - 1 cup
To grind:
Grind coconut, cumin seeds and garlic to paste adding little water (It should be neither smooth nor coarse)
For seasoning :
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
3-4Dry Redchilli
1/2 tspUrad dal
A few curry leaves
1 tbsp Grated coconut

1. In a cooking vessel add pumpkin, green gram with turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Add water till veggies immerse and cook till soft.
2. keep the coconut paste ready.
3.when the veggies are nearly cooked, add the cocnut paste and stir well.
4.Allow them to cook for a while till the water evaporates to bring them to a semi-solid consistency.
5.Now in another pan add cocounut oil and add all seasoning ingerdients and allow them to splutter, fry the coconut seperately till golden brown.
6.Add the seassoning mixture to the curry and mix well.
7.Erissery is ready to serve.

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