Chena Vanpayar Erissery -Sadya Special / Red Gram Yam Curry/Chena Erissery

Chena Vanpayar Erisseri / Elephant yam and red gram tampered in roasted coconut
   This erisseri is one of our favorite sadya special.Replace yam with pumpkin to make pumpkin erisseri. Mathanga erisseri is little bit sweet in taste. The taste mainly depends on the amount of roasted coconut used, add more for a better taste. I personally recommend coconut oil for this recipe.

  • 3/4 cup red gram ( Vanpayar soaked for 2 to 4 hours)
  • 1 cup chopped yam
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt, as needed
  • curry leaves to garnish
  • 1 tbs coconut oil

To grind
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 to 3 green chillies
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 to 4 shallots
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

For seasoning
  • 3/4 cup grated coconut
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • curry leaves
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 shallots chopped


   Cook yam adding salt and turmeric powder with enough water. Pressure cook red gram separately  with
turmeric powder up to 3 whistles.  Do not add too much water. Once the red gram and yam are cooked add ground coconut paste, cook for 5 to 10 minutes.till the gravy thickens. Turn off the heat. In another small pan heat 1 tbs coconut oil. Splutter mustard seeds followed by red chillies, curry leaves, and shallots. To this add coconut and fry till almost golden brown, add this tampering to Erisseri and serve with rice.


sanjeeta kk said...

This is one of the most delightful dishes I had in South India. Love the spices and the gravy of it.
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Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so delicious, must be a very special dish in Kerala.

Kairali sisters said...

One of my fav too, but njgalude avide mathanga erisseri anu kooduthalum sadhyke undavaru, by=ut my mom makes it with yam, stylan padangal tto..

divya said...

Nice clicks ...looks super delicious ..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely curry . Must have tasted delicious.
Hamaree Rasoi

Sharmilee! :) said...

Am hearing this dish for the first time...looks very inviting

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love how pretty this looks! Delicious! Thanks!

Priya said...

Damn delicious erisseri,sooo inviting..

Priti said...

Looks gr8 recipe for me ...bookmarked it

Abhilash Pillai said...

aah kollam! enikyu vesakunae....

Akila said...

very yummy dish..
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Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

one word dear:Deliciously mouth-watering:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very new and yummy dish.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking dessert, looks yummy.
Have a great weekend.

Hamaree Rasoi

Yummy Team said...

Ethu enteyum fav annu..Pictures r really tempting..

Angie's Recipes said...

This is something that I have never had before...looks so flavoursome and delicious!

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