Thursday, July 29, 2010

Erisseri-Pumpkin and Red beans in Coconut Paste

“Erisseri”, The name itself is really interesting, right?. It is a special Kerala dish, made with Red bean and Pumpkin (or Yam) in coconut paste. The main ingredient for any type of erisseri is the Red bean(van payar).About the red bean-this bean is known as  azuki bean .They have a uniform red color, but white, black, gray and variously mottled varieties are also known.You can even use black-bean or white bean. But red-bean gives more color and taste to the dish.Here i am using the red bean only(see the Picture)
Erisseri always reminds me about the Kerala feast,One of the must see dish in kerala sadhya..I used to prepare the same whenever I get a chance to buy pumpkin. When I found the pumkin in Jungle Jims( i have talked a lot about this store in my previous posts) during my last week shopping, I thought of making this kerala delicacy. So i thought today i can share with you guys this   Erisseri(With Pumpkin) Recipe.(there are two kinds of erisseri one with Pumpkin(today's Special) and other one with Yam and Plantain).Sure will post the Yam Erisseri soon
One of the important step in this recipe is that we have to add the fried coconut while seasoning, this increase the aroma and taste of the dish.My mil used to say without dried coconut we can’t call it as erisseri .You have to use the nicely grated coconut otherwise it spoil the entire taste  of the erisseri (amma used to say the same)
One thing i like to mention (anyway Onam is in our door steps with in days)is that if you are trying to make a Kerala feast, you will come to know that in almost all the dishes (Aviyal, Thoran, Erisseri and Pulisseri), we are using a mixture of coconut and cumin seed. Some dishes need some extra ingredients such as pearl onion/chili or pepper. So prepare a large amount of coconut-cumin seed mixture and use it for all these dishes. Those dishes which need additional ingredient, just add those additionals.That way u can save a lot of ur valuable time.
OK, Let me share the Kerala special erisseri..
Ingredients
Pumpkin: small portion(as seen in picture)
Red bean: 1 cup
Green Chili: 2 nos
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt : to taste

For grinding
Coconut: 1/2 cup
Cumin seed: 1 tsp
Pearl Onion: 1 no
Water : as required



For seasoning
Coconut: 3 tbsp
Oil: 2 tbsp
Mustard seed : 1 tsp
Red chili: 2 no
Curry leaves: 1 sprig


Preparation
  • Soak the red beans/perumpayar overnight.
  • Cut the pumpkin into medium sized pieces
  • Slit the green chili
  • Make a very  nice paste of coconut ,cumin seed ,pearl onion.Add some water and salt  while grinding
Procedure
  • In  a pressure cooker cook the red beans with salt and turmeric powder until the beans are completely cooked.
  • Add the Green chili and pumpkin pieces to the cooked beans and then cook the same for one whistle..
  • Mash the cooked beans and pumpkin,then add the coconut mixture.Mix well and cook the same for 3- 5 minutes in medium heat..
  • Heat oil in another pan.Add the mustard seed once it started spluttering add the red chili and curry leaves and some grated coconut and fry until the coconut get nice brown color..
  • Add the seasoning to the cooked pumpkin beans mixture.Heat for 1 minute..
The delicious Erisseri is ready to have.. Have it with rice and some stir fry.

Cook’s Tip
  • Soak the beans overnight otherwise it won’t get completely cooked.
  • Make a very nice paste of coocnut and cumin. if u like u can add the green chili with that.
  • If u want to make more gravy add more water while cooking the beans.Usually the erisseri is in semi gravy form. 

    62 Said:

    Uma said...

    didnt hear of this dish.. interesting ingredients.. havent used these red beans yet..
    Congrats on the awards dear!
    Thanks for passing the award to me!

    Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

    New one to me..Looks delicious..Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing it to me !!

    srividhya Ravikumar said...

    lovely erisseri prani... looks delicious... and congrats on your awards..

    Kamalika said...

    lovely dish dear...and congrats on ur awards....

    Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

    Congrats on your awards dear. I am surely trying that coconut paste :)

    PranisKitchen said...

    Uma Shabitha Srividhya kamalika priya thanks for the lovely comments dear frnds.. it was so quick.. thanks a lot

    Nitha said...

    I prepare this atleast once in a fortnight... Love this combo..

    Tes said...

    Congrats on the awards Pranis!
    Thanks so much for passing the awards to me. I feel so honored and happy :)
    The recipe sounds really yummy! And we always love anything with pumpkin.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Tes

    Swathi said...

    Erriseri looks delicious Rani. Nice one. congrats on your award. Wishing you many more to come. Thanks for sharing with me.

    RV said...

    That is great tip to make sadhya/kerala meal. I love how minimal ingredients bring great flavors in kerala cuisine and that is a yummy looking Erisseri.

    VineelaSiva said...

    Different recipe prani.Congrats on ur awards and also thank u for sharing the award with me .U made my day.

    Sushma Mallya said...

    Nice recipe,would be really delicious with rice...and congrats on your awards too prani...

    Premalatha Aravindhan said...

    very interesting recipe dear! congrats on ur awards and thanks for sharing it.

    Suhaina said...

    erisseri looks wonderful.nice clicks too. congrads on ur awards and thanks for sharing it with us dear..

    Satya said...

    very delicious n healthy recipe...very new to me ...love to try it ...congrats dear on ur award

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

    Kiran said...

    Dear Prani,

    Congratulations on all your awards.
    Erisseri looks very traditional and delicious.
    Thank you for your concern about my sprain.I feeling better now.

    shifa firoz said...

    i love this combo!! :)

    Jay said...

    This looks so good...I can almost smell it.

    Krishnaveni said...

    Prani i usually make poriyal and curry with this red gram but this combo looks inviting and delicious, congrats on your awards, you deserve it and thanks for sharing dear

    Priya said...

    Great looking and tempting erisseri, congrats on ur awards and thanks for sharing with me, so nice of u dear..

    Umm Mymoonah said...

    That looks very spicy and delicious, congrats on all your awards, wish you many more success and awards:-)

    Life is beautiful!!! said...

    Prani, thank you very much. Thats very kind of you. Congratulations dear !!!. These kerala style recipes are new to me. I love the red rice kanji and kadala curry. Looks very nice.

    Hari Chandana said...

    Woww.. looks yummmm..

    Priti said...

    Curry looks yum and nice combo...congrats on your award dear

    TREAT AND TRICK said...

    It's new to me, pumpkin with red bean sound really interesting and delicious. Congrats on ur award dear....

    Guna's kitchen said...

    Congrats on ur awards.. wishing u many more awards to come in.. all the best..thank u so much dear.... the gravy luks deliicous .. will surely try dis...

    Guna's kitchen said...

    Congrats on ur awards.. wishing u many more awards to come in.. all the best..thank u so much dear.... the gravy luks deliicous .. will surely try dis...

    Kairali sisters said...

    Erissery adipoli, but njgalude avide okke dry ayta vaikunne, next time njn ethu pole undakame...

    Congrats on the awards da, it was so sweet of you to share with us...

    Love
    Suji

    Vasavi Suresh said...

    Never heard of such combination. Yummy recipe. Love to try once.

    Congrats on the awards.

    aipi said...

    new 2 me.. looks interesting n delish though.
    congrats on your awards dear..u deserve them 4 being such a wonderful blogger.. wish u many many.. more 2 come :)

    Suja Sugathan said...

    Congrats on the awards dear..
    erisseri enikkum istamma..love the combo...njgalude avide ithiri dry ayitta vaikunnthu..This looks yummy, will try this next time.

    kothiyavunu said...

    This is an excellent dish, I love erisser! congrats dear.

    Sook said...

    Pumpkin and coconut go so well, I bet! Looks delicious!

    Suman Singh said...

    very unique combination, never had this pumpkin and beans together..also, have not used this coconut paste in my cooking..sounds interesting, must try this way sometime..thanks for sharing this!

    PS said...

    love the color of the erisseri, congrats on your awards dear..

    swapna said...

    Beans with Pumpkin!new to me...tasty and yummy..congrats on ur award!!! wish you more to come...

    Raina said...

    wonderful dish! Amazing flavors going on here:)

    The Housewife said...

    Hey Prani! Looks good.. please post a complete Onam Sadya! I had one last year because I was in India but will miss out this year!

    Supriya said...

    Hi Prani - first time visiting here. The Erisseri dish looks so wonderful, I will also give it a try.

    Angie's Recipes said...

    Congratulations on the awards!
    I don't know about the dish....but the combination of pumpkin and red beans in coconut paste sounds fascinating!

    PJ said...

    sounds like such an interesting and unique dish.. should try it soon!

    sowmya's creative saga said...

    have to try it sometime..looks yumm

    Sridevi said...

    Erisseri is interesting to know..Congrats on your award and thank you so much for sharing it with me.

    Chaitra said...

    Sounds unique Prani.Lovely presentation and Erisseri looks delicious.
    Do visit mine

    Neetz said...

    wow! my all time fav and superb pics :)
    congrats on ur award!!!...may u get more n more:)

    Shabs.. said...

    that looks absolutely yum...i am poor at such kerala food...should try more....

    jeyashrisuresh said...

    my mom too makes erriseri,and the addition of red beans in it is new to me.pictures r nice

    Mary said...

    Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. Your dish looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

    Pravs said...

    so true, without that fried coconut in the seasoning erisseri will not taste as good and flavorful. Looks yummy.

    Sanjeeta kk said...

    Lovely recipe and good combo for red beans.

    Chef Bee said...

    Never could have come up with this on my own. Wow! What ingredients. I will try this out.

    Plan B

    ganga said...

    Thanksb dear........errissery adipoli aayittundu ktto.njan dubail alla dear..Doha-yil aane...

    Anita said...

    It looks so tasty..I should try it soon.. Thanks for sharing

    Fathima said...

    One of my fav dishes.... nice step by step clicks... Yum! Congrats on your award!

    Sreelekha Sumesh said...

    Erisseri looks sooo delicious Prani:)Ethum koottucurry yum thammil valiya diff ella alle?

    Yummy Team said...

    Erisseri looks superb..Love it!! Our recipe is also similar except that we grind garlic(instead of pearl onion) and whole pepper along with grated coconut..

    Congrats on your awards, Prani and thanks a lot for sharing it with us :)

    vineetha said...

    Hello,
    Sorry for the late reply.My lil one is fine,thank u .Hw abt urs? hw old is ur lil one?
    Erisseri super..njan dry version anu undakaru.ithu undaki nokanam.

    Mythreyi Dilip said...

    What a authenticate Kerala dish, great to have with hot rice and pappadums dear:)

    Nisha said...

    I love errisery , yours looks totaly yummy

    Babli said...

    Wish you a Happy Friendship Day.
    Heartiest congratulations for your awards.
    Very nice, wonderful and delicious recipe. Looks delicious and yummy.

    Jay said...

    very tempting recipe dear.

    Plz collect your Award from my blog.

    PranisKitchen said...

    nitha tes swathi RV vineela sushma premalatha suhaina sathya kiran shifa krishnaveni priya umm mymoonah manju hari priti treat and trick asha suji vasavi aipi suja kothiyavunnu sook PS swapna raina the housewife supriya angie PJ soumya sridevi chaita neetz shabs jayasgree mary pravs sanjeetha ganga anita fathima sreelekha yummyteam vineeta mythreyi nisha babli jay thanks a ton for the lovely comments Jay thanks for sharing the award

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