Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yellow Pumpkin Erisseri

Erisseri is a kerala dish and it is also a part of feast, be it onam ,vishu or marriage .Here I have used yellow pumpkin but it can be made with papaya also.

Serving:4 Adult
Sliced yellow pumpkin - 2 cups
Black-eyed beans (Van Payar) - 1/2cup
Chilly powder - 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Salt - As rqd

For Grinding
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Garlic Pods - 3nos
Sliced green chilly - 3nos
Cumin(jeerakam) - ½tsp

For seasoning
Oil -4tsp
Dried chilly - 2nos
Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Grated coconut - 1sprig

How to Prepare
=►Soak black-eyed beans for 1hr and Cut the pumpkin into small cubes.
=►Cook pumpkin & red beans together along with enough water and salt
(Use cooker-3-4whistle is enough).

While the above ingredients are being cooked do steps 3&4.
=►Heat 2tps of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
=►Add grated coconut, turmeric, chilly powder, green chilies and garlic podes.
=►Fry it until coconut turns brown and grind it (make a fine paste).
=►By this time water would have evaporated from the boiling pumpkin.
And add grinded paste into it.
=►Mix it properly and let it stay in a sim flame for 4-6min.
For seasoning
=► Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
=► Add dried chilies, curry leaves and 2tsp of grated coconut and fry it.
=►.Pour these fried mixture into the cooked pumpkin & black-eyed beans and mix well.
=►Serve hot it with plane rice.

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