Mathanga Erissery | Yellow Pumpkin Erissery
Mathanga Erissery is an integral dish in all Sadhya meals, especially during Onam festive occasions. Yellow Pumpkin Erissery is delicious and very nutritious, a combo of Black eyed peas and pumpkin. This dish is unique and special with pressure cooked Black eyed peas blended with pumpkin cubes and spicy ingredients. Black eyed peas or van payar is protein rich, very useful for body. This erissery recipe is pretty straightforward and simple. Both the cowpeas and pumpkin are cooked and then coconut paste is added to them and simmered. Later to be tempered in coconut oil with some mustard, curry leaves and coconut. Coconut oil gives you the true authentic taste, but if you don’t have it, then use any vegetable oil instead. Pumpkin is nutritious, rich in vital ingredients required for body. It tastes best with steamed rice. You can also serve it along with Sambar and rice. You can explore a well detailed Yellow Pumpkin Erissery here that can be easily prepared at home.
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
  1. For preparing Yellow Pumpkin Erissery, soak black-eyed beans in water for 2 hrs or in hot water for around an hour.
  2. Pressure cook them upto 2 whistles.
  3. After opening the lid, add pumpkin cubes, along with salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder.
  4. Cook again upto a whistle or less.
  5. Grind together coconut, cumin seeds and garlic.
  6. Add it to the above cooked pumpkin.
  7. Simmer for a few mins.
  8. :- Mix with care so that the pumpkin pieces are not totally mashed.
  9. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  10. Splutter mustard seeds followed by dry red chillies, curry leaves.
  11. Add grated coconut and fry, till it turns brown.
  12. Add the above seasoning into the curry and mix well.
  13. Simmer for a min.
  14. :- Serve with rice.
  15. :- Erissery can also be made with Yam(Chena) and Black kadala in exactly the same way.
Recipe Notes

You can explore this dish Mathanga Erissery You can also visit White Pumpkin Curry