Chena – Muthira Erisseri / Yam and Horse gram Erisseri

 

 

 

Chena - muthira erisseri

 

 

Ingredients (Serves 6)

1. Muthira / horse gram – 3/4 cup, dried (Horse gram can be replaced with 1/2 cuup dried red chori(van payar))

   Water – Around  3 cups

   Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

   Salt – To taste

2. Chena / suran – Around 2 cups or 340 gm, diced (I used 1 pack frozen diced suran/elephant yam)

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

3. Grated coconut – 1 cup

    Green chilies – 3

    Garlic – 3 small cloves

    Cumin seeds – 1 pinch

4. Oil – 1 tbsp

   Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

   Dried red chilies – 3, broken

   Curry leaves – 1 sprig

   Grated coconut – 1/4 – 1/2 cup

Method

1. Cook the horse gram in a pressure cooker adding 3 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt for about 4 whistles or until soft. Open the pressure cooker when the pressure releases. Add the elephant yam pieces, 1/4 cup warm water, if required and 1/2 tsp chilly powder. Cover and cook until yam is done or cook for 1 more whistle.

2. Meanwhile grind the grated coconut along with green chilies, garlic and cumin seeds to a fine paste. Add this to the cooked horse gram and yam. Bring to a boil and cook for 4 – 5 minutes at low heat. Add 1/2 cup hot water if it is very thick. Switch off and set aside.

3. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies and curry leaves. Add a handful of grated coconut. Stir-fry until coconut turns brown. Pour over the cooked erisseri. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with rice, pappadam, pickle and a mezhukkupuratti.

 

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Maya Akhil

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