Erissery is one of the delicacies of Kerala Sadya. Different types of erisseries are possible with different vegetables and pulses. Few to mention include the yam; raw plantain; Pumpkin with Red Chori (Vanpayar) etc. This curry gets its unique taste from the roasted coconut, and here is the recipe specific to Pumpkin with Red Chori.
Olan is a speciality for Malayali feasts. It is simple to make and absolutely delicious.
Cut the pumpkin and ashgourd into 2-inch pieces of half inch thickness and boil them together with salt and a bit of water. Both these vegetables have high water content. So no need to add a lot of water.
Once they are soft and boiled, add the boiled red cow pea (vanpayar) to the mixture and stir. Add the cut green chillies and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Add the coconut milk to the mixture and stir. Once the coconut milk just comes to boil, turn off the flame and garnish with curry leaves. Add a tsp of coconut oil on the top and cover the dish. (Do not let the coconut oil boil for long as it tends to change the texture of the curry)
Mix and serve after ten minutes.
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