Erissery is one of the traditional recipe of kerala. It is prepared with a combination of vegetables and pulses and tempered with roasted coconut which gives nice aroma to the dish.
First time I had this dish at my Trivandrum neighbour Ammumma’s home. She used to prepare all traditional kerala dishes. I liked it very much and erissery became one of my favourite dishes since then. Today I tried her recipe using yam(chenna).
Erissery is very good combination with hot steaming boiled rice.
Try it once sure you will love it.
Yam 1 cup (small cubes)
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ingredients to make paste
Grated coconut ½ cup
Red chilly 3 to 4
Cumin seeds/jeera ½ tsp
Curry leaves few
Dry red chillies 2
Grated coconut 2 to 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Small onion chopped 1 tbsp
Pressure cook yam pieces with turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and little water for 2 to 3 whistles.
After cooling slightly mash yam pieces and keep aside.
Grind coconut, red chillies, curry leaves and turmeric with little water and grind this into coarse paste. Paste should be thick.
Add this paste to cooked yam pieces and boil it for 5 to 10 min.
Heat seasoning pan add 2 tsp of oil add mustard seeds when it splutter add red chillies fry for a min then add chopped onion fry till light brown then add grated coconut again fry till golden brown. Pour this on yam curry mix well.
Serve Yam Errissery with hot steaming rice in banana leaves. Its really very tasty.