Pumpkin Tuvar Dal Erissery-Mathanga Parippu Erissery Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4-5
  • 250 gms Pumpkin-peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ cup=125 gms Pigeon Peas/Toor Dal-washed and soaked in water for 30 mins
  • ½ Cup=50 gms grated fresh Coconut
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Water as needed
  • ¼th tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp Coconut Oil(can be replaced with any other Cooking Oil)
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 12-15 Curry Leaves
  • 3 Dry Red Chilies
  • 3 tbsp=30 gms grated fresh Coconut
  1. Heat 2 Cup water in a Pan. Add soaked Tur Dal. Add 3-4 Curry Leaves, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, some Salt. Mix well. Cover and cook Dal on low-medium heat.
  2. While the Tur Dal is getting cooked, let's do other preparations. Let's make a Coconut paste. In a grinder jar add Cumin Seeds. Add ½ Cup grated fresh Coconut. Add 2-3 tbsp water and grind into a Smooth and fine (must not be watery) paste.
  3. We have cooked Tuvar Dal for 20 mins on low heat. Dal has become soft and is completely cooked. Now add Pumpkin and mix well. Cover and Cook on low heat
  4. We have cooked Pumpkins for 12 mins on low heat. We will mash Dal and Pumpkin with the ladle while stirring. Erissery is a semi-dry preparation (neither it has lot of gravy nor it is too dry). Pumpkin is not cooked completely. Cover and cook on low heat for some more time.
  5. We have cooked Erissery for 3 more mins (Total 15 mins). We have mashed Dal completely and Pumpkin cubes have become soft too. Add Salt to taste and Coconut paste.
  6. Erissery will become of thick consistency after adding Coconut paste. Mix well. Cook for few more mins.
  7. Meanwhile, we will make a Tadka. Heat 3 tbsp Coconut Oil (or Vegetable Oil). Add Mustard Seeds, Dry Red Chilies, Curry Leaves and mix. Add 3 tbsp grated fresh Coconut and fry until it becomes brown in color.
  8. Coconut have become brown in color. Now let's add this Tadka on Erissery. Pour this Tadka on Erissery. Mix well. Pumpkin Erissery is now ready to be served.
  9. While Pumpkin Erissery is an important dish in Onam Sadhya, you can also include this dish in your daily diet
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at https://kalimirchbysmita.com/mathanga-parippu-erissery-recipe/