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Errisery using Yam (Chenai)

posted 4 Jan 2014, 09:11 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 4 Jan 2014, 09:13 ]
Erissery can be made using yam, plantain, red pumpkin and raw jackfruit. This is a special Kerala dish. Many in Tamilnadu dont like raw jack fruit errisery and you can see it be done using the other vegetables.

Ingredients:
Yam - 1/2 kg
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Bengal gram dal - 1 tbsp
Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly - 2 nos
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp (if the smell is not prefferred normal cooking oil can be used)
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1/4 cup

Method:
In 1 tbsp of oil fry jeera, bengal gram, black pepper and red chillies till it turns golden brown in colour.

Pressure cook yam for 2 whistles with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Transfer it to a hard bottom pan. Mix the ground paste and bring it to a boil adding the required quantity of water. If the errisery is to be used as a side dish it can be less watery. If it is to be used as a rice mix then it could be watery in the consistency of sambar. Sprinkle the curry leaves on top.

Heat a seasoning laddle add the remaining oil and when hot add the mustard seeds. When it splutters add the urad dal. When the urad dal turns golden brown pour it on top of the erriserry. (The seasoning if poured on top of the curry leaves gives a great smell to any dish).
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