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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mathanga Erissery / Pumpkin Curry (Kerala Style)

Erissery is a very important traditional curry of Kerala and can be prepared invariably with many vegetables.I like mathanga erissery a lot among all & it tastes best when served  along with curd(yogurt).The duo with steamed rice makes a filling delicious meal.The garnish on top with fried shredded coconut adds a unique flavor too.Do check this out !!


Ingredients
yellow pumpkin 1/4 piece or 1/2 lb
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
salt
to grind
coconut grated 1/2 cup
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
shallots 2-3
to temper 
red dry chillies 2-3
curry leaves
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
shallots 4-5 thinly sliced
shredded coconut 4tbsp
oil(preferably coconut oil ) 3tsp


Method-
- Peel the skin of pumpkin,remove seeds and then cut the cube sized pieces.Wash under running water,drain water.Keep aside.
-Add the pumpkin pieces to a pan and add enough water ,salt,chilly powder,turmeric powder.Let it cook for 10-15 minutes covered on low medium flame.
-In the meantime,grind the coconut ,shallots & cumin seeds to a smooth paste.
-Uncover the lid ,mash a few cubes with the back of the spoon and leave some just like that.(If its very watery you can mash the rest too to make it thick,otherwise leave a few just like that.)
-Add the ground paste to the boiled pumpkin cubes.
-Let it come to a slow boil for 2 minutes.Put off flame.
-In another pan,Heat oil.Splutter mustard seeds,curry leaves.Fry red chillies.Saute the sliced shallots till light pink in color.
-Then add the reserved shredded coconut and fry till light brownish color appears evenly.
-Pour this over the curry,Mix & serve.


Servings~ 3-4 adults

NOTES
* The tempering with shredded coconut is very important as it has lot of flavors and don't miss that
* The curry should be moderately thick and not too watery.The water added for cooking pumpkin should be accordingly.


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42 comments:

Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious curry :)

Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie!...looks yummy!
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Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Very delicious

Suryaprabha Parthasarathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking delicious! My fav mathan recipe.. bookmarked.

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Lubna Karim said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried pumpkin curry...this looks yum....

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

love this... love anything with a kerala touch

Turmeric n Spice said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the deep yellow color

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Mathanga Erissery looks delicious. I make like this with little variations.

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum curry

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

I cook pumpkin in only one way. Your's is different and I am definitely making it next time I bring some pumpkin:)

simple baking said... Best Blogger Tips

What a hearty dish. Love the red chilli on top. Will definitely love such a beautiful warm meal on rainy afternoons.
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Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy

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Ez Cookbook said... Best Blogger Tips

Errisery looks tempting...want to try

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious.. perfect with rice..

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Erissery is simply divine..Yeah,nostalgic too !

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Irresistible,droolworthy and totally inviting erissery..

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice. Have never tried something like this.

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Erissery...Nice clicks

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice, we too make one similar to this.

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely looking curry!!Will be trying it for sure :)

Usha Srikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe...

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Happy Cook / Finla said... Best Blogger Tips

I love erissery and this looks so good.

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

pumpkin curry has come out so well .. thnaks for sharing the method to prepare ..

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

curry looks really very yummy. nice recipe

Satya said... Best Blogger Tips

curry looks very delicious ...yummy

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks so perfect..very inviting..

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

very tasty curry...perfect with some plain rice...
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The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really delicious! We grow pumpkins and have lots around from September to March, so I will definitely try this!

Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

The curry looks really nice :-)

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav.. I too posted one last week.. same pinch :)

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

I too make erissery out of pumpkin. We all love this a lot.

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

a new way to cook pumpkin.....real nice.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Really a delicious curry. Pumpkin prepared in a new way. Thanks for sharing.

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..my fav...kurachu choorum kootti kazhikkan thonnunnu...

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy recipe...i prepared similar type,will post soon...

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Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

I usually make stir fry n dal with this pumpkin, this curry sounds very delicious...simple yet lovely preparation...will try it next time!!
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Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE mathanga erissery!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious n my fav. too...

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so good and delicious Julie.

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious!

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

spicy and yummy pumpkin curry. Thanks for linking my event.

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DV said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite erissery!