Mathanga (Pumpkin) Erissery

Preparation Time: 5 – 10 minutes

Cooking Time:  20 – 25 Minutes

Soaking Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 3 – 4 persons

Main Ingredients: Red Beans,Pumpkin

Cuisine: South Indian

Course / Category: Vegetarian, Curry

Tags: Curry, Sadhya, Onam



Pumpkin/Mathanga: ½ cup

Red beans/ Vanpayar: 1 cup

Coconut: ½ cup

Onion: 1 number (Medium)

Red Chilly Powder: ½ teaspoon

Turmeric Powder: 1/3 teaspoon

Cumin seeds: ½ teaspoon

Garlic: 2 – 3 flakes

Shallots: 2 numbers

Curry leaves: 4 – 5 numbers

Oil: 1 tablespoon

Salt: as required


Cook red beans with little salt. (3 whistle).

Add pumpkin to it & cook for 1 whistle.

Grind coconut, cumin, onion, turmeric into fine paste.

Add this paste to red beans & pumpkin mix.

Cook for 10 minutes in a semi thick consistency.

Heat oil in a pan, put mustard when it splutters add shallots & curry leaves.

Saute well till shallots are golden brown in colour.

8. Season it above the curry.



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