Mathanga Erissery

Onam, Pumpkin, Sambar 1 comment

Mathanga Erissery is one of the popular and traditional recipes of Kerala. It is an important dish on the Onam Sadhya menu.

Mathanga Erissery or Pumpkin Erissery is a mild curry made using pumpkin and coconut.

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The dish can be served as a side dish or with steamed rice.

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Mathanga Erissery Recipe

A traditional dish from Kerala, this pumpkin curry is an essential dish of the Onam sadya menu.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala
Keyword: Kerala cuisine, Onam Sadya, Pumpkin

Ingredients for Mathanga Erissery

  • 250 gms Pumpkin
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • as per taste Salt

To Temper:

  • 1 tblsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2 tsp Grated Coconut
  • 6 Shallots (Sambar Onions) Finely Chopped

How to make Mathanga Erissery

  • Peel the outer skin of the pumpkin and chop them finely.
  • Add salt, two green chillies, turmeric powder and required water to boil the pumpkin.
  • when boiled, mash the pumpkin thoroughly.
  • Grind the remaining green chillies, grated coconut and cumin seeds to a smooth paste.
  • Add this paste to the boiled pumpkin.
  • Cook until the gravy is thick.
  • Heat a pan under medium flame.
  • Add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and temper it.
  • Add the shallots and fry them.
  • Add the grated coconut and cook till it turns golden brown.
  • Add this mixture to the pumpkin gravy and mix well.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

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