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Varutha Chena Erissery

Varutha Chena Erissery( Yam/ Suran Erissery)

Erissery is a unique vegetarian dish of Kerala which is a combination of any vegetable like pumpkin,raw banana, snake gourd with red beans or black eyed beans.What makes it special is the seasoning with roasted coconut.I have already posted one with pumpkin, but this recipe is different. I got this recipe from Dhuythi and Swathi. Thanks to both my dear friends for this lovely recipe.This is a really delicious and I am sure every one will love it.

Chena/elephant yam- 2 cups
Vanpayar/Red Gram- 3/4 cup
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Grated coconut- 3/4 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Cumin- 1/3 tsp
garlic - 2 cloves

For seasoning-
Shredded coconut- 1/3 cup
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Whole Pepper - a few
Dry red chilly -2
Curry leaves- 2 springs

Soak beans for at least three hours and cook them and set aside.
Chop chena/suran into cubes and cook it along with 1/2 cup of water, turmeric, pepper powder and salt.
Make a fine paste of coconut (3/4 cup) along with cumin and garlic and add this to the cooked yam. Add the cooked cooked red beans. Simmer for two minutes and switch off the flame.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the splutter add dry red chilly, pepper corns and curry leaves and fry for a minute. Add shredded coconut 1/3 cup and roast till brown. Add this to the cooked vegetable and mix. Serve with rice.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Erisssery looks superb,just love it with plain hot rice..makes me think Onam is arriving..Thanx for sharing the recipe!

  2. The smell of the fried coconut makes it irresistible! Looks yummy

  3. Looks super tempting and delicious.. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

  4. looks so yummy was looking for this dish..

  5. Adipoli, enniku errisery kandittu kothivarunu Suja, Onam aduthu alle.

  6. The coconut preparation looks to be delicious and lip smacking.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Healthy recipe,looks so delicious.

  8. Suja these looks very delicious and would love to have it with warm cooked rice..hugs and smiles

  9. It seems Onam has already reached here...Little nostalgic ? Erissery looks wonderful dear..Thanks for mentioning and remembering me there .

  10. Delicious n yummy to me..thanks for sharing dear.

  11. wow, what a great tempting preparation and pic.

  12. Looks very yummy...will try this...its quite different from what I do..

  13. Looks so yummy and inviting...

  14. Adipoli! Loved this version of Erissery.

  15. looks delicious....perfect for onam sadhya...

  16. Sooo tempting and delicious,feel like having some..

  17. That looks so yum...Love the flavor of roasted coconut in eriserry...been a long time since I made it.

  18. hridayam niranja onashansakal...............

  19. very rare dish for me .sounds healthy

  20. one of my favorite combinations

  21. erisseri is just superb dear, what a lovely combo, sure a mouthwatering curry.

  22. Dish looks very yummy...


  23. Looks delicious and new to me .... Happy to follow u ....

  24. deivamme...ethende fav aanu.....engane manushyane kothippikkathe....:(...

  25. Thanks for sharing this version of erisseri. Looks delicious; ours is slightly different.


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