Sunday, June 13, 2010

Recipes from my mother's recipe book - 1 - Eri Sheri

I found this in my mother's handwritten recipe book - and this followed a couple of pasta recipes, and I somehow always thought it was a continental dish - till I discovered recently that it was very Indian and a very famous dish of Kerala.
Ingredients -
Yellow Pumpkin - 2 cups of small cubes
Curd ( yoghurt) -  1/2 cup - well beaten

Grind to fine paste -
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Coconut - 1/2
Red Chillie powder - 2 tsp ( or to taste)

For seasoning -
Oil - 1 tsp
Black gram dal ( urad dal) - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Add sufficient water and salt to the yellow pumpkin and cook till half done.
Add the ground paste and cook further till just tender ( this should not take too much time)
Add the beaten curd.  ( after this the dish is not placed back on the stove)

Eat with hot rice.  It tastes good with rotis too ( which I am sure is not the usual combination).  I am told ash gourd ( white pumpkin) is also a good vegetable to make this with.  Simple to make and good to eat.


  1. It does appear quite simple to prepare :-) Plus it's chili! That win's my heart in a heartbeat! Good job

  2. It sounds so yummy. My mother has similar recipe which it's quite addictive!
    Thanks for sharing,


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