Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mathan Erisserry / Pumpkin in Coconut Sauce

Errissery is a Saddhi (Sadhya/Feast) special in Kerala. It is prepared using Pumpkin, Yam, Jackfruit or with a combination of Raw Banana and Yam. Vegetables are cooked and simmered in a coconut paste and then again topped with roasted coconut. A very flavorful curry that can be enjoyed with rice and some pickle or with any thogayal or pachadi.

Serves - 2
What you'll need
  1. Pumpkin – 2 cups, cut into bite sized cubes
  2. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  3. Salt to taste
To Grind
  1. Scraped Coconut – ¾ cup
  2. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Dried Red Chilly – 1

To Roast
  1. Scraped Coconut – ¼ cup

To Temper
  1. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  2. Urad Dal – ½ tsp
  3. Dried Red Chilly – 1 (optional)
  4. Curry Leaves - few

  1. Cook the pumpkin pieces in 1.5 cups of water with salt and turmeric powder, until soft.
  2. Grind coconut, cumin seeds and red chilly to a smooth paste using little water.
  3. Once the pumpkin pieces are cooked, add the ground paste to the cooked pumpkin pieces, mix well and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until it starts boiling.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Now heat a small frying pan, add a tsp of oil and roast the coconut  until dark brown.
  6. Add this browned coconut to the pumpkin coconut mixture and mix.
  7. Finally temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilly and curry leaves.

Serve this delicious Mathan Erisserry with white steamed rice and thogayal or any pickle.


PrathibhaSreejith said...

Yumm, I just love them :)

sangeetha pn said...

tempting clicks.. Lovely recipe.. Loved that red chilly on top! ..

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...


PT said...

wish to have it with plain rice.. must be very delicious..

Rafeeda AR said...

Shyoo... I wish I cud ask 4 a complete sadya frm u... :)

Gayathri Ramanan said...

Interesting dish..Looks super tempting..Lovely clicks as usual..

kitchen queen said...

delicious erissei.

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Looks very yummy and inviting...this dish is new to me.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious side dish pumpkin dish looks wonderful

Nagashree said...

aha, coconut on top of coconut, exactly my kind of curry :-). I make a palya very similar to this in which the pieces still hold shape and without the roasted coconut on top. Does erissary have a mashed consistency in the end?

Swathi Iyer said...

I love mathan Erissery Kaveri. You made if perfect.

Sona S said...

Mathan erisserry looks delicious and perfectly made. Love this with pickle.

divya said...

wow ,looks incredible.

Chitz said...

One of my favs !! Awesomly done dear :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite recipe. Thanx

Vidya Narayan said...

Thank you so much for sharing such lovely traditional recipes .. I have noted down few of them & remembered some while going thru your index .. Pics are incredible & speak volumes of your cooking .. all the very best .. Warm Regards, Vidya Narayan

Sangita said...

Is the erissery procedure same for other mentioned veggies also??

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