Mains

Pumpkin Erissery- Curry with pumpkin and dal

Vishu is fast approaching. It is one of the key festivals of Kerala in India celebrated as the new year. Vishu always brings to my mind the Vishu kani, kaineetam and most definitely the sadya(feast). Erissery is one of the main dishes which is made for the sadya.

A delicious Pumpkin with toor dal curry along with the roasted coconut is a gravy not to be missed. This is a simple an easy method to try at home and can be enjoyed with steamed rice.

Ingredients:
1. Yellow Pumpkin – 1 cup
2. Toor dal – 1/4 cup
3.Chilli powder – 1-2 tsp
4.Curry leaves- few
5. Oil (Coconut oil preferred) -3 tbsp

To grind into a paste:
1. Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup. I used dry coconut – 4 tbsp with 1/2 cup coconut milk as a substitute.
2. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

For tempering:
1. Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
2.Mustard seeds- 1.5 tsp
3. Curry leaves – few
4. Dry red chillies – 2-3
5. Oil (coconut oil preferred) – 2 tbsp

Please watch video for method.