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30 Jan 2008

Chena-Muthira / Yam-Horse gram Erissery

How to prepare Chena Muthira erissery
Chena / elephant yam 2 1/2 cups
horse gram 3/4 cup
coconut grated 1 cup
small onions/ chuvannulli 4
cumin seeds / jeerakam 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
pepper powder or chilli powder 1 tsp
curry leaves few
dried red chillies 1 or 2
mustard seeds
coconut grated 1 tbsp
coconut oil

You can cook this in two methods.
Boil horse gram with little salt until half cooked.
Cut and clean yam. Add to the half cooked horse gram with turmeric and chilli powders and enough salt. Cook until done.

Heat little coconut oil. Roast the grated coconut with chopped small onions , cumin seeds until the coconut is slightly brown. Don't roast for too long. Blend this with little water and pour to the cooked yam - horse gram mixture. When it begins to boil remove from fire.

Heat coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds, saute curry leaves and dried red chillies and 1 tbsp grated coconut. Do this for a while until the coconut changes color and pour the mixture into the curry.

You can do this without roasting coconut. For that recipe follow the Pumpkin/red cow peas - Mathanga payar Erissery recipe..


  1. I can imagine eating this with rice.
    Can't remember the last time i had chena.
    Will have to wait till i get home

  2. Mouthwatering dish, great combo!:)

  3. im a gr8 fan of erisseri!!! mouthwatering pic!!

  4. Looks yummy!!! Nice to see a whole lot of Kerala recipes in all blogs these days :)

  5. You really know how to cook well with yams. I have to take lessons from you.

  6. muthira-ykku athra bhangiyo? :)

  7. i am drooling while writing this comment. i am bit allergic to elephant yam, i kind of get red rashes around my lips:( what can i use in place of yam here?

  8. Sia,
    You can prepare Erissery with pumpkin..

  9. I like erisseris.. nice combination.. looks delicious.

  10. Awesome Combo Seena..:))

    The dish looks lovely!

    ~ Siri

  11. excellent erissery ......nice one ....

  12. I have never tried erissery...thanks for sharing

  13. Looks Yummy! Weekend I also made Erissery,Same Pinch.

  14. This looks wonderful Seena. :-)


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