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Monday, September 19, 2011

ERISERI / CHENA ERISERI / ERISSERY

Chena eriseri is a traditional kerala recipe. A single vegetable or combination of vegetables like pumpkin, raw banana etc. or adding cowpeas are also the variations. However, I would like to do this with a combination of yam and ashgourd.

INGREDIENTS:

Senaikizhangu (yam) - 1/2 kg
Ash gourd - 1/4 kg.
Salt - To taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Oil - 1 teaspoon

To grind to a paste:
Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli - 2
Cumin Seeds- 1/4 teaspoon
Scraped Coconut - 1/2 Cup

Tempering:
Coconut Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few

METHOD:

Peel & chop yam(senaikkizhangu) into cubes. Wash well. Similarly, peel and chop ashgourd into cubes.
Boil yam in water alongwith turmeric powder and salt till soft. Drain well and keep aside.

Likewise, boil ashgourd in water alongwith turmeric powder and salt. This ashgourd water need not be discarded.
Mix both and keep it ready.

Heat oil in a pan, add pepper, when it crackles add the red chillies, cumin seeds and finally the scraped coconut. Saute for a minute. When cool, grind in a mixie to a smooth paste.
Add the ground paste to the cooked vegetables, add little more salt and allow the mixture to boil for a while. Add some more water if needed.
Heat coconut oil, temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and add this to the above mixture.

Chena erisseri goes well with plain rice and also as a side dish with south indian thali.

VARIATION:

Fry scraped coconut or finely chopped coconut pieces in coconut oil till golden brown and season the above mixture.

    22 comments :

    1. வாவ்....ரொம்ப சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது...

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    2. I love this delicious side dish.They are made only at homes and not in hotels

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    3. nice n yummy curry..looks delicious..:)

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    4. One of my favorite...I usually pair it with vazhakkai and nendrakkai tastes awesome.

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    5. we make with yam and raw banana which i am planning to post soon.Making with ash gourd sounds yummy.flavourful dish

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    6. Delicious and flavourful curry. Excellent preparation.

      Deepa
      Hamaree Rasoi

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    7. I love eriseri. Specially with chena, it looks so yummy.

      SpicyTasty

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    8. New to me,sounds very nice,love it with rice!

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    9. lovely and delicious erisseri
      indu srinivasan
      kattameethatheeka.blogspot.com

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    10. Delicious curry to try. Had it with ghee n rice.

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    11. sounds authentic n delicious shanthi..:)
      Tasty Appetite

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    12. Eating this with rice surely must be yummy.

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    13. எனக்கு பிடித்தமான ஒரு வஸ்து!! :-)

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