27 August 2011

Mathanga Vanpayar Erissery / Yellow Pumpkin Red Cowpeas Erissery - Onam Sadhya Vibhavangal 10

Erissery is one of the traditional Kerala dishes with roasted coconut and spices. It can be made with Pumpkin, Yam or Raw Plantain. I have made the most popular of the Erissery's - the Pumpkin Red Cowpeas Erissery. It is a sweet curry as pumpkin and red cowpeas are both sweet. I have always loved Pumpkin because it just melts in your mouth. And cooking it with cow peas makes it even better.

Yellow Pumpkin - 1/4 kg
Red Cowpeas - 1/2 cup (soaked overnight)
Grated Coconut - 1 cup + 2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Green Chilly - 2
Curry Leaves - 4 sprigs
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilly - 2
Coconut oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste

Dice and cook pumpkin along with turmeric,salt and water.
Cook cowpeas with salt and green chilly till very soft.
Grind coconut with red chilly powder and cumin seeds with very less water (2 tbsp).
Mix the pumpkin and cowpeas.
Add the ground coconut mixture and bring to a boil.
Check salt.
Add 2 sprigs of curry leaves into the mixture and let cook on low flame till thick.
In a pan heat the coconut oil. Add mustard. When it splutters add dry red chilly.
Add curry leaves.
Reduce the flame to low.Add 2 tbsp coconut and fry till golden brown.
Pour it over the erissery.

Use very little water to cook pumpkin and cowpeas.
Increase spice level as per taste.

For other Onam Sadhya recipes please click on the link below:
1. Puli Ingi
2. Olan
3. Kalan
4. Pineapple Pachadi
5. Kumbalanga Pachadi
6. Beetroot Achar

7. Koottu-Curry

8. Avial

9. Kaaya Upperi


  1. Love ur wonderful traditional dishes, erissery looks super delicious..

  2. Thanks for visitng my blog. This look delicious, yum yum

  3. Super good.. bookmarked right away... Loving your sadya menu more and more..
    Krithi's Kitchen

  4. wow, erissery adipoli aayi tto..love all the onam vibhavangal posted here..

  5. This one looks so easy to cook and mouth-watering...delicious!

  6. Inviting, traditional erissery!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Adipoli erissery..love all the onam recipes,this one is drool worthy

  8. Oh wow, I am hooked on this dish. It looks amazing with the color and flavors. So beautiful and well presented. So glad you stopped by the other day. Love your blog and I am following you now

  9. Simply delicious, tempting and beautiful, thanks for visiting my kitchen, hugs

  10. Great photography and gorgeous recipe!So tempting!

  11. Going through your posts felt the true spirit of Onam.Awesome dishes.

  12. The dish sounds so hearty n comfy ~ great flavors n I love the sering bowl too :)
    US Masala

  13. Vow, it's too delcious, your clicks are tempting me a lot.

  14. Wonderful recipe,thanks for sharing such authentic recipe!

  15. yummy erissery..ente priyapettu vibhavam,I too have this in my draft..will post soon!!

  16. Perfect in keeping with the season.

  17. Adipoli erissery...with Onam just round the corner...its time to get ready for the sadya once again:)

  18. eniki ishtapatathanu...but dnt knw the receipe yet...but now thx a lot

  19. i lov all da recipies.thnx a lot


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