25 November 2008

Pumpkin Erissery with Vanpayer

Pumpkin Erissery with Vanpayer


1) Pumpkin/ Mathangga - 250gm Peel off the skin and cut it in to cubed shape.
2) Vanpayer- ½ Cup
3) Water – 3 cups
4) Chilly powder- 1 tea spoon
5) Salt- As required
6) Turmeric Powder- ½ teaspoon
7) Cumin Seeds- 2 pinch
8) Green Chilly – 2-3 pieces.
9) Grated fresh coconut- ¾ Cup.


Pressure cook the cubed Pumpkin pieces, overnight soaked vanpayer, water, chilly powder and salt together for around 5-6 whistles and keep aside to pressure off. Open the cooker and smash the ingredients. Make a paste of the ingredients 5-8 and add it in the smashed pumpkin and boil it and adjust the consistency of the curry and adjust taste at this stage (if u doesn’t like the errissery in thick form- u can add more hot water to loose it).

Most important – The original taste of this dish will come out only after the seasoning with the coconut.

Note: So don’t be a miser in putting a handful of fresh coconut while seasoning.

For Seasoning

1) Grated coconut – 1 handful
2) Shallot- 5-6 pieces finely chopped.
3) Curry leaves – As required.
4) Red chilly – 1-2 pieces
5) Mustard seeds- As required.
6) Oil- As required
In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, when they pop up add the dry chillies, curry leaves and add chopped onions, Sauté till the onions turns transparent and add the grated coconut and sauté till all the ingredients turns well and medium brown colour and pour it over the curry & mix well and serve hot enjoy with rice.