Erissery made with pumpkin(mathanga)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Pumpkin Mathanga
  • Salt As reqd
  • 5 tbsp Coconut grated
  • Cumin seeds A pinch, Jeerakam
  • 1 no Dry red chilly Kollamulaku

For seasoning:


  • Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds and dry red chilly into a paste.
  • Cook pumpkin along with salt and water, until half done.
  • Add the ground paste and cook well.
  • Remove from fire.
  • Heat coconut oil in a kadai or a pan.
  • Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilly.
  • When it starts to splutter, add the grated coconut and fry it until it turns brown. Take care that the coconut doesn`t get burnt.
  • Add the seasoning to the cooked vegetable and mix well.
  • :- Serve with hot rice and papadam.
  • :- Erissery can also be made with green bananas, bread fruit, green jack fruit etc.
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Response (15)
  1. c
    chaitanya October 16, 2004

    Thanks for the good receipe. It came out quite well.
    How about adding green gram along with pumpkin?

  2. S
    Shinu October 1, 2004

    Easy to prepare and tastes very good.

  3. L
    Lakshmi Gopa May 14, 2004

    I was trying this recipe for the first time. Made it for my husband`s birthday…and it was very tasty.

  4. L
    Lalitha March 12, 2004

    Very tasty,delicious..good recipe

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