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Mathanga -Vanpayar Erissery (Pumpkin & Red cow peas in ground coconut)


1/2 cup Vanpayar/Red Cow Peas soaked in water for about 7-8 hours
250 gm pumpkin peeles & diced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp chilly powder
3/4 cup water

To grind

3/4 cup grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 garlic cloves
1/4 to 1/2 cup water

To Temper

2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 dry chilly
few curry leaves


  • Pressure cook the cow peas and pumpkin adding turmeric and chilly powders,salt and water.After 4 whistles,switch off the stove  and keep till the pressure goes .
  • Meanwhile grind the coconut adding cumin and cloves.The paste should be thick.So add little water and grind.
  • After the pressure releases,open the cooker and mash the cow peas and pumpkin with a wooden spoon.This will make it a thick gravy .While mashing,don’t make it like a paste.The pieces should be still visible.
  • Add the ground coconut mixture to this and mix well.Bring it to a boil and then slow simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Check salt .The gravy should be thick.
  • Now heat oil in a small skillet and splutter the mustard seeds,dry chilly and curry leaves.Pour it over the curry.

7 comments on “Mathanga -Vanpayar Erissery (Pumpkin & Red cow peas in ground coconut)

  1. wow, sounds delicious dear 🙂


  2. Melange, sorry girl for asking again. Did you say YES to MAITRI OR NO. I guess, I missed or by mistake deleted the email.


  3. Swathi
    April 27, 2011

    Mathanga vanpayar erissery looks awesome delicious. I have given link for plantain halwa in the post itself.


  4. aipi
    April 27, 2011

    The color is so appetizing- I can bet on the awesome taste as well!
    US Masala


  5. Priya
    April 27, 2011

    Slurp,fingerlicking erissery,marvellous..


  6. Vidhya
    April 27, 2011

    I love erissery and yours look awesome.


  7. Kitchen Flavours
    April 28, 2011

    Very new to me…looks yum….


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This entry was posted on April 27, 2011 by in Sadya (സദ്യ), veg curry.


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