Monday, May 24, 2010

Mathan Erisseri / Pumpkin with Red chori & my first award


My all time favorite. Even my hubby’s… This is one among the very few veggie curries he have without any reluctance. I knew that Erisseri was one among the items for sadhya but did not know what it was. I realized very late that Erisseri is the same as what we call as “mathanum payarum” at homeJ. We have sadhya only when we go for marriages and then, I was never interested to know the names of the curries served. The mission would be to finish the meal soon, that too only half the stomach and wait for different kind of payasams JJ.



Ingredients:

Vanpayar / Red Chori        --    ¼ cup
Mathan / Pumpkin             --   250gm
Green Chillies                       --   3 - 4
Turmeric powder               --   ¼ tsp
Pepper powder                   --   ½ tsp
Cumin seeds                         --   ½ tsp (optional)
Mustard seeds                     --   ½ tsp
Red Chillies                           --   2
Curry Leaves                       --   few
Shredded coconut              --   ¾ cup
Oil                                          --   2 tbsp
Salt                                        --   to taste


 

Preparation of Erisseri:

Soak the vanpayar in water for 8 hours/overnight. Cook the vanpayar in a pressure cooker and keep aside. Normally it takes 3 – 4 whistles to get this cooked.
Grind ½ cup of coconut with a pinch of turmeric powder & cumin seeds and keep aside.

In another vessel, cook the pumpkin with salt, turmeric powder, pepper powder and green chillies.




Smash the pumpkin once it is well cooked. Add the ground coconut mixture, cooked vanpayar and let it boil. Add more water if required.



Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds. Add the red chillies, curry leaves and the left over coconut and fry until the coconut turns golden brown. Add this mixture into the boiling curry and mix well.



Serve hot with rice.


Maya & Lakshmi of YummyOYummy, Suja of Kitchen Corner -Try it , Kairali Sisters and Ammu of Nature Kitchen have tagged me for my first award. Thanks a lot to Yummy Team,Suja, Kairali sisters and Ammu. As per the rules, I have to tag other blogger friends and post my favorite pics.

I love to share this with Shabs of Shab's Cuisine, team of Adukkala Visheshams, Priya of A Feast for the Mind.....Manasinu Oru Sadya, Yasmeen of Health Nut, Superchef of MirchMasala, Vrinda of Sankeerthanam, An open book of Look Who's cooking too.

I am posting 2 pics, stolen  from my hubby's blog JJ










31 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot for the award..the curry is a specialty of my grand moms...
    the 1st pic ..looks brilliant :)

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  2. pumpkind dal looks delicous..bful color...aongrats on ur awards

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  3. Erissery looks adipoli nitha...njangalude fav anu..
    Both the snaps are kidu tto..

    Love
    kairali sisters

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  4. Hi dear, the curry looks yumm!!! Congratz on ur 1st award...great pics from ur hubby! ;)

    There are some awards for U at my space...check-it-out! ;)

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  5. My all time fav erissery..Congrats n thanx for sharing....

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  6. Hi dear, There is an award waiting for you in my space, please accept that one too.
    Eriusseri looks real yummy dear.

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  7. Nith.... congrats on ur award.... nd u know when i read mathan i was assuming some mutton curry :D.... but i see its pumpking nice one :)

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  8. erisseri looks yum, i have not tried it this way with pumpkin but looks so good and would be just perfect with some rice...and congrats on your awards nitha and hope lots more comes your way...

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  9. This is quite new to me but looks delicious, congrats on your award too...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  10. Hey, this dish is new to me, thanks for sharing!! Congrats on the award!!

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  11. Looks amazing. Lovely dish.

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  12. Mathanga erisseri njanagldeyum fav annu!..2 picsum adipoli!

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  13. delicious n healthy looking dal...love the pics...very nice!

    And congrats on your first award...good job...keep blogging!

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  14. Congarts on your very spl first aeard and wish you many more..

    Dal looks so healthy.

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  15. wow our favorite one mathan erisseri..
    congrats on ur awards and so nice pics yarr

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  16. The dish looks very tasty and healthy one too...nice presentation :) Congrats on your awards and thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures...beautiful ones :)

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  17. nice recipe looks great

    have to try it

    beautiful pictures

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  18. my fav item, congrats on ur awards..:)

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  19. Congrats on ur awards. Loved those pics! Beautiful!

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  20. Nitha..There is an award awaiting you in our space dear, please accept and collect ketto..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  21. this dish is new to me, looks tempting!! congrats on your awards..

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  22. There is something waiting for u in my blog. Plz collect it dear.

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  23. Mathan Erisseri adipoli ayittu ondallo...Congrats on the awards.. Thanks for sharing it with me...:)

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  24. Erissery looks yumm, thats really awesome pictures, loved it to the core:)Congrats on the award, buddy...enjoy:)

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  25. My mom makes the best.Urs reminds me of that. Really nice recipe.

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  26. Mathanga erishery looks yummy!!We have a very similar preparation called Alchikeri,sounds so much like erishery no??

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  27. thanks everyone for the lovely comments..

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  28. Lovely dish, lovely award and awesome clicks :) they are really wonderful :)

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  29. A nutritious Pumpkin dal.Thanks for sharing those brilliant pictures :D

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