Mathan Erissery, Satvik Pumpkin Curry from Kerala,

Mathan Erissery, Satvik Pumpkin Curry from Kerala,
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Mathan Erissery or Mathanga Erissery is a traditional recipe of Kerala and is a must have curry in Onam Sadya. This curry is a classic combination of the sweetness of pumpkin with a nutty coconut paste.

May your new year have a healthy start with this easy, vegan, low calorie, nutrient loaded, satvik Kerala style curry.

Very easy to make, light on stomach, a satvik and vegan recipe, I hope you will definitely try this Erissery Recipe.

Variations of Erissery

The type of pumpkin used for this recipe is Indian squash but you may try this with any other variety of squash locally available to you. This curry can have a solid consistency or a semi solid consistency. Even though the key ingredients remain the same for this curry, the erissery recipe slightly varies from region to region. In some places, Cow Pea or Black Eyed Bean (payaru) is added to Erissery but in my version, I have not. And sometimes red chilli is replaced with green chilli while making the coconut paste.

I have shared the Palakkad Iyer style Erissery recipe the way my mother used to make it. And I would like to thank my sister Uma for helping me with my mother’s original recipe.

Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pumpkin is incredibly healthy. What’s more, its low calorie content makes it a weight-loss-friendly food. Its nutrients and antioxidants may boost your immune system, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of certain cancers and promote heart and skin health.

This recipe will yield about 4 servings. Each serving is 184 Kcal with 10.83 grams of carb and 1.39 grams of protein.

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Mathan Erissery, Kerala Style Pumpkin Curry

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Mathan Erissery or Mathanga Erissery is a traditional recipe of Kerala and is a must have curry in Onam Sadya. This curry is a classic combination of the sweetness of pumpkin with a nutty coconut paste.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Curries, dinner, festival recipe, lunch recipes
Cuisine gluten free, Indian, kerala cuisine, onam sadya, satvik, South Indian, Vegan
Servings 4
Calories 105 kcal

Equipment

  • Pan for cooking
  • Blender or Mortar and Pestle for making the paste
  • Small pan for tempering

Ingredients
  

Key Ingredients

  • 200 grams cubed pumpkin
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water

Ingredients for the paste

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 No dry red chilli
  • ¼ cup grated fresh coconut

Ingredients for the tempering

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp black mustard
  • ½ tsp white lentil (whole urad)
  • 1 No dry red chilli
  • ¼ cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

Instructions
 

  • Add cubed pumpkin, turmeric, salt and water in a pan. cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Cook till pumpkin becomes fork tender
  • Add all ingredients of the paste to a blender.
  • Add a little water and make a coarse paste
  • Add the paste to the cooked pumpkin and cook for 2 more minutes. Turn the flame off.
  • Heat a small pan for tempering. Add all ingredients of tempering.
  • Roast untill coconut turns brown.
  • Pour the tempering over the cooked pumpkin.
  • Serve Erissery with hot steamed rice.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories105
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7.08g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%
  • Sodium 426.86mg 18%
  • Potassium 310.08mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 10.83g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.62g 11%
    • Sugars 2.25g
  • Protein 1.39g 3%

  • Vitamin A 41%
  • Vitamin C 26%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 9%
  • Magnesium 7%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.