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Chenna Erissery

Priya Suresh
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chenna Erissery RECIPE

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

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Main Dish
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 3 cups Elephant yam/chena (peeled and cubed)
  2. 1 cup Grated coconut
  3. 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  4. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  5. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  6. salt as per taste
  7. For tempering: 1 tsp Urad dal/blackgram
  8. 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  9. 1 Dry red chilly
  10. Few curry leaves
  11. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  12. 1/2 cup Freshly scraped coconut


  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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Ankit Kumar Gupta
Ankit Kumar Gupta   Sep-26-2017

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