Chenna Erissery | How to make Chenna Erissery

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Created on 19th Nov 2015
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About Chenna Erissery

Chenna Erissery is a fingerlicking curry with elephant yam, a traditional Kerala onam sadya dish.

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  • Cook Time20mins
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Chenna Erissery

Ingredients to make Chenna Erissery

  • 3 cups Elephant yam/chena (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • For tempering: 1 tsp Urad dal/blackgram
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Dry red chilly
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Freshly scraped coconut

How to make Chenna Erissery

  1. Grind the grated coconut and cumin seeds as fine paste, keep aside. Take the cubed yam pieces with turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and enough water in a pan, cook everything on medium flame until the yam pieces gets cooked.
  2. Add the ground paste to the cooked yam pieces, bring to a boil, put off the stove.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal and dry red chillies, fry everything until they turns brown. Add the scraped coconut, fry it until it turns brown.
  4. Add the curry leaves, pour this tempering to the already cooked erissery and serve.

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