Mathanga (Pumpkin) Erissery – Onam Recipe

Mathanga (Pumpkin) Erissery – Onam Recipe

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This is one of my favourite item in a sadya. Also, this is one of the veg dishes that I learnt to make during my initial cooking days. I’ve been wanting to post this recipe here for a long time, but it happened only now. Anyways, what’s a better time than Onam to post this, right?

Since you are busy with Onam preparations, I”m going staright to the recipe…

Cook mathanga with 2 cups water and salt. When it is cooked well, mash it well. Grind together coconut, jeera, green chilli, turmeric powder with 2.5 tbsp water…

Add the coconut paste to mashed mathanga, mix well and cook on low flame for 5-7 mins…

Heat oil in a pan and fry the coconut till it turns golden brown. Crackle mustard, add sliced onions and curry leaves. Fry till the small onions turns golden brown. Pour this over the cooked mathanga. Garnish with fried coconut…

Mathanga (Pumpkin) Erissery – Onam Recipe
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Recipe type: Side dish
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Serves: 3-4
 
Ingredients
  • Mathanga – 3.5 cups (approx), cut into bite size cubes
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Coconut – ⅓ cup
  • Cumin (jeera) – a pinch
  • Green chilli – 2, chopped
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil
To temper
  • Mustard – ½ tsp
  • Small onion – 4, sliced
  • Curry leaves
Garnishing
  • Coconut – 2-3 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Cook mathanga with 2 cups water and salt. When it is cooked well, mash it well.
  2. Grind together coconut, jeera, green chilli, turmeric powder with 2.5 tbsp water. Add the coconut paste to mashed mathanga, mix well and cook on low flame for 5-7 mins.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the coconut till it turns golden brown. Keep it aside. In the same pan, add more oil and crackle mustard. Add sliced onions and curry leaves. Fry till the small onions turns golden brown. Pour this over the cooked mathanga. Garnish with fried coconut.
Notes
You can add more water to the mashed pumpkin and continue cooking, if you want. You can also make erissery with kaya (raw banana),chena (elephant yam) and papaya using the same recipe.

 

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  • Reshmi

    Hi Maria, Dont we add green grams (cherupayar) also to mattanga while cooking?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Reshmi,

      I’ve seen some people adding Vanpayar also in this curry, hearing about cherupayar for the first time. I usually make it without any payar..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • shAAdhi

    lol maria!! yestrdy me n my frnd foundout dat u dont hav erissery recip nd d very nxt day u posted d same .. v tried anothr recipe bt nw ds 1 is co
    pletely diffrnt. Hmm..!! it luks awsm!! ‘ll try ds 4sure!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shaadhi,

      So I posted it on the right time, eh :) Please try it sometime.. I do hope you like it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • lekha

    Hi maria- I am relatively new to your blog – and yet I already made the masala pulao, mango chutney and vendakya curry – all delicious!!! I wanted to say thank you for taking pictures of each cooking step in this recipe – it helps tremendously!! Will try this soon!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lekha,

      Welcome to MM! It’s a pleasure to know that you liked the recipes tried from here. Thanks a lot for taking time to post comment here, appreciate it very much :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • beepa

    hi

    read ur receipe…seems a little different one…u didnt add vanpayar to the erissery..?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Beepa,

      I’ve just given the recipe, which we usually make at home. Yeah, sometimes vanpayar is added to erissery, but I usually make it without vanpayar..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Akki’ mommy

    Maria,you posted this recipe,just at the right time,as we could make it a part of our Onasadhya.One of our very dear friends cutely named it coconut garnished curry seeing the coconut fry on it.Thank u so much..all ur recipies are just wonderful…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Akki’s mommy,

      Great to know that the recipe reached you on time :) Thanks a lot for your comment dear..

      Cheers
      Maria

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