Of Flavours & Tastes…

Koorka (കൂര്‍ക്ക) Erissery !! (Chinese Potato in ground coconut)

Erissery is an inevitable part of sadya/vegetable meals in Kerala.This is a distinct flavoured curry with thick coconut base made of different vegetables according to the availability and taste.Absolutely an individual choice,I made this flavourful erissery with koorka/Chinese Potato.


To Cook

  • 100 gm Toor Dal/തുവരപ്പരിപ്പ്
  • 250 gm koorka/Chinese Potato
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • salt
  • water as required

To Grind

  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • water as needed

To garnish/temper

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 5 shallots chopped
  • half tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 sprig curry leaves


  • Wash and peel the Chinese Potatoes.Cook them along with toor dal,turmeric powder,chilly powder,salt and water.(Easy method of course is pressure cooking)
  • Meanwhile grind the coconut and cumin seeds adding enough water to blend.
  • Add this coconut mixture to the curry and simmer.Check the seasoning.
  • Now heat coconut oil in a small skillet and splutter mustard seeds and chopped shallots till the shallots turn light brown.Add curry leaves and pour it over the curry.Let the curry remain closed for a while since it will help to merge in the flavours.

3 comments on “Koorka (കൂര്‍ക്ക) Erissery !! (Chinese Potato in ground coconut)

  1. kothiyavunu.com
    March 3, 2011

    Ente all time fav koorka, pakshe ivide kittarilla, i miss that so badbly..erissery adipoli!!


  2. Suja Sugathan
    March 3, 2011

    Adipoli erissery,koorka evide kittilla..looksso good.


  3. Jaisy James
    March 21, 2011

    wow superbb koorka is my altime fav. never tried this way. will try definitely. pinne very happy to c u a malayalee


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