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Mathanga Erissery

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A traditional dish from Kerala, this pumpkin curry is an essential dish of the Onam sadya menu.
Mathanga Erissery

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.

Mathanga Erissery

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

Mathanga Erissery
5 from 2 votes

Mathanga Erissery

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


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


  • 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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