Mathanga – Vanpayar Erisseri (Pumpkin – Red Beans Erisseri)

Ingredients for Mathanga – Vanpayar Erisseri (Pumpkin – Red Beans Erisseri):

1. Pumpkin pieces – 1 cup

    Turmeric powder – 1 small spoon

    Green chillies – 3

    Salt – For taste

    Water – 2 cups

2. Red beans (vanpayar) – ¼ cup

    Salt – For taste

3. Coconut scrapped – ½ cup

    Cumin seeds – 1 small spoon

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 small spoon

4. Shallots – 2, chopped thin

    Red chillies – 2, cut into 2 or 3 pieces

    Chilli powder – 1.5 small spoons

5. Coconut scrapped – 1/4 cup

How to prepare Mathanga – Vanpayar Erisseri (Pumpkin – Red Beans Erisseri)?

1. Cook ingredients no: 1 and smash well.

2. Add salt to red beans and cook it separately.

3. Make a fine paste of ingredients no: 3.

4. Fry ¼ cup scrapped coconut till golden brown.

5. Heat oil and sputter mustard seeds.

6. Add shallots and fry well.

7. Sauté red chillies and then red chilli powder and sauté again.

8. Add grinded paste to it and mix well.

9. Add cooked pumpkin and red beans to it and mix well.

10. Check taste. If needed, you can add extra water and salt.

11. Take off from flame and sprinkle fried coconut on its top.

Archive: Vanitha Magazine February 15-28, 2010

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