August 1, 2011

Mathanga Vanpayar Erisseri

മത്തങ്ങാ വന്‍പയര്‍ എരിശ്ശേരി 

This is a traditional Kerala recipe made with Pumpkin and Red Lobhia/Cowpea and  is a part of Kerala Sadya ( a traditional vegetarian feast)


1. Red lobhia /vanpayar – 1/2 cup

2. Pumpkin/Mathanga– 250 gm, diced
   Green chillies – 3 to 4
   Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
   Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

3. For grinding
   Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
   Garlic – 2 small cloves
   Black pepper corns – 6 to 8
   Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
   Water for grinding

4. For seasoning
   Grated coconut – 1/4 to 1/2 cup
   Dry red chillies – 4-5
   Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves – 1 sprig
   Oil – 2 tsp (preferrably coconut oil)


1. Soak the lobhia overnight and cook  in pressure cooker with water and salt.
2. Grind the ingredients listed in item 3 to a smooth paste. Keep aside
3. In a pan, cook the ingredients listed as item 2 till pumpkin is cooked. Add the cooked lobhia and coconut paste to the pumpkin and combine well and cook for few minutes.
4. Meanwhile heat oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add red chillies, curry leaves and coconut and roast till coconut becomes brown. Add this mix to the other pan where the pumpkin and lobhia are getting cooked. Combine well, do a salt check and adjust the consistency of the dish.

Serve with rice.

Recipe Source: Yummy O Yummy

Linking this with Bookmarked  Recipes  - Every Tuesday Vol.52 hosted at Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes

Sending this to Kerala Kitchen - August 2011 hosted by Vidhya of Sugar N Spice. Visit The Kerala Kitchen page here.

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  1. It is Delicious. I have heard abt it many times. But not tasted it. They recipe came out perfect.


  2. you can mail me the event to foodblognews(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. New combination of flavors. Looks yum

  4. hey dear...first time here..
    love ur space..
    very nice presentation..
    recipe sounds interesting n new to me..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  5. Never had it but the combo sounds super delish :)
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)

  6. My favorite,healthy and delicious..

  7. Hai...
    First time here...lovely recipe...super aayittundu...
    Following your space...

  8. Lovely click! It looks delicious..Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe..

  9. I love Erisseri of any kind but my favorite is Manthanga erisseri.Having this with Kanji always take me back home.Nice entry with a true touch of Kerala


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