Mathan Erisseri.(Yellow pumpkin curry)

Mathan Erisseri

Mathan means yellow pumpkin . Erisseri is one of the traditional dish of Kerala. We can make erisseri with different veggies like yam and plantain. I love erisseri with Mathan  or yellow pumpkin ( not too ripped) .This goes very well with hot rice. Erisseri is a mix of  masala and fried coconut using coconut oil.

Preparation time approx 20 minutes.


  • 250 gram yellow pumpkin not so ripped.
  • 4 tbsp +2tbsp grated coconut
  • 5 green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard  seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dhal
  • 1/2 tsp channa dhal
  • 1 red chilly
  • Some chopped curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp hing.


Cut the pumpkin into small pieces.
In a pan  add 1/2 cup of water.add pumpkin, haldi and salt. Cook the pumpkin .It should not be mushy. If water is less add little more water.
Grind 4 tbsp coconut with jeera and green chillies into a nice paste adding water.
Add this to cooked pumpkin. Just boil for a minute and switch off the stove.
In a kadai add coconut oil. When it is hot add mustard seeds. Add urad and channa dhal.when the dhals became brown add 1 red chilly.. Add curry leaves and hing.Fry for few seconds. Pour this seasings over the curry. Mix well and and serve.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. very nice. thank you for the receipe.

    Liked by 1 person

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