Monday, September 12, 2016

Chena Vanpayar Eriserry Recipe / Yam Cow Peas Curry

Chena Vanpayar Eriserry Eriserry Recipe
Chena Vanpayar Eriserry is  one of the popular eriserry recipes which is included in Onam Sadya.Usually I don't like veggies when combined with other veggies but Kerala dishes changed my taste I should say, now I have started liking combination veggies more :)  Yam Red Cowpeas is one awesome combination that I have tried in the recent days.

I have already posted pumpkin erissery with cowpeas now this is another variation.

Chena Vanpayar Eriserry Eriserry Recipe
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Chena Vanpayar Eriserry Eriserry Recipe

Chena Vanpayar Eriserry Eriserry Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Kerala 

Chena(Yam) - 1 cup chopped
Cow Peas / Vanpayar /(Thattapayir) - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - a tiny pinch
Water - as required to cook
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Fresh Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Green Chilli - 1/2
Small Onion - 2
Garlic - 2 small

To temper:

Coconut Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Small Onion - 5 sliced
Red Chilli - 1
Curry Leaves - a small sprig

To season:

Fresh Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp

Method:

  1. Scrap the skin of yam.Chop them into bite sized pieces.Set aside.Rinse it well to get rid of mud ad dirt.
    How to make Chena Vanpayar Eriserry eriserry - Step1
  2. After cutting soak in water sot hat it doesn't turn black.Make sure to grase your hands with oil so that it doesnt itch.Add turmeric powder along with salt,and required.Cook it.How to make Chena Vanpayar Eriserry eriserry - Step1
  3. Meanwhile rinse cow peas, pressure cook for 4 whistles or until soft.How to make Chena Vanpayar Eriserry eriserry - Step2
  4. .In a mixer add all the ingredients listed under 'to grind'.Add little water grind it to a semi fine paste.By now yam must have cooked,cook until soft enough to mash.How to make Chena Vanpayar Eriserry eriserry - Step3
  5. Mash it roughly with a laddle.Set aside.Dry roast coconut until golden brown.Set aside.
    How to make Chena Vanpayar Eriserry eriserry - Step4
  6. Now add coconut paste along with little water and let it to boil.Add required salt.
    How to make Chena Vanpayar Eriserry eriserry - Step5
  7. Cook until it starts to thicke,then add cooked cowpeas and cook in low flame.Prepare the tadka - Heat oil add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' add onion only after the items splutters.Fry till onions turn transparent.
    How to make Chena Vanpayar Eriserry eriserry - Step6
  8. One it becomes thick,add the tadka and roasted coconut, combine and let it cook for a minute.Then switch off.
    How to make Chena Vanpayar Eriserry eriserry - Step7
Serve hot with rice and papadam.

Chena Vanpayar Eriserry Eriserry Recipe

My Notes:

  • The consitency whould be semi thick.
  • Mash yam that its roughly done, dont overdo...because while cooking it tends to mash by itself.Also you should be able to feel small small pieces here and there while eating.
  • Roasted coconut gives a great taste and flavour to the eriserry.
  • Coconut paste should not be very fine and should not be watery.
  •  You can also make erissery with kaya (raw banana), chena (elephant yam) etc.
  •  Black Eyed Peas is Thattapyir(Cowpeas).I usually dont soak overnight, just pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.If you are soaking overnight you may require only less whistles so adjust accordingly.
Chena Vanpayar Eriserry Eriserry Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

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