Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mathanga-Cherupayar Erisseri (Pumpkin - Green Gram Erisseri)

Erisseri is a typical Kerala dish and holds a unique role in the sadya menu. I think we can make this with the vegetables like pumpkin,yam or raw banana with green gram(cherupayar) or red gram(vanpayar). Here I choose the cute,beautiful pumpkin and the nutritious green gram.

Ingredients :

  1. Pumpkin(cut into cubes) : 1 cup
  2. Green gram : 1/4 cup
  3. Green Chillies : 3-4(slit lengthwise)
  4. Curry leaves : 2 springs
  5. Coconut(grated): 1/2 cup
  6. Cumin seeds : 3/4 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  8. Coconut Oil
  9. Mustard Seeds : 1/4 tsp
  10. Salt

Method :

  • Soak the green gram in water for 1 hour.
  • Pressure cook it for 1 whistle in medium flame.
  • After releasing steam, open the pressure cooker and add the cubed pumpkin pieces,green chillies,slitted green chillies, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Allow the whole mix to boil and cook the pumpkin pieces well
  • Separate 2-3 teaspoons of grated coconut and grind the rest with the cumin seeds into a smooth paste and add it to the cooked vegetables.Mix well and bring to a slight boil.
  • Heat coconut oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add curry leaves and grated coconut into it and fry till brown.
  • Add this into the curry and mix thoroughly.



  1. One of my fav errisery.. U have made it beautifully :)