Sunday, January 06, 2008


Traditional Keralite dish.
Tasty curry made with Suran (Yam) and Raw Banana (Vazhaikkai)

Ingredients Needed:
1. Yam (Suran) cut into cubes - 1 cup
2. Raw banana cut into cubes - 1/2 cup
3. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
4. Hing
5. Salt to taste
6. Pepper Powder - 1 1/2 tsp (according to taste)
7. Water - 1/2 cup

Ingredients for Grinding:
1. Grated Coconut 3 to 4 tablespoons. [Can there be a Keralite dish without Coconut?]
2. Rice flour - 1 tsp

Ingredients for tempering:
1. Mustard Seeds
2. Curry leaves
3. Dried Red Chilli - 1
4. Grated Coconut - 3 tsp. (You can add more, if you like.)
5. Oil 2 tsp (preferably coconut oil)
[Here I used sunflower oil and before removing from stove I added few drops of Coconut oil.]

1. Wash Suran completely [atleast few times] and boil in 1/2 cup water by adding turmeric and pepper powder.
2. When it is 1/2 cooked add Raw banana pieces, Salt and Hing.
3. When fully cooked, add grinded paste and cook till gravy thickens.
4. Heat oil in kadai temper with mustard seeds, red chilli and curry leaves.
Now goes the grated coconut and fry till colour changes and pour over Curry.
5. Now add the Keralite touch, that is, Add few drops of coconut oil (Optional)

Go Kerala with Eriseri and Variety rice or Sambar rice.


Bharathy said...

There you are with the mightly erusseri :)...droolworthy!..
Glad to see you with a Kerala post!!
I add thattappayir(red grams too)..:)

indosungod said...

MT, Happy New Year! Eriseri looks mighty tasty. I will stick with just the raw banana. allergic to suran.

Daily Meals said...

Hi Menu Today!

Glad to see you back. The eriseri looks lovely.

Prema Sundar said...

Happy new year MT. Erissery looks very nice. Have tasted it once in a friend's house.

swapna susarla said...

Curry looks tasty with coconut sauce.

Shankari said...

My mom used to make this once in a while..brings back memories. Now I have a recipe too


Happy New year to You and perfect dish for the event RCI Kerala!

Asha said...

Happy Monday MT! Great dish for Kerala, I made one Plantain dish for Kerala. Looks delicious and great entry!:)
Happy new year, glad you are back.

Nisha Unni said...

Hello MT,

This is the first time ever i am adding a comment to a blog, howver i am a frequent visitor to your blog. Reading menutoday, vcuisine is a part of my routine. Thanks for your wonderful recipes, i have tried your poran poli, mysore pak, puffs and many more. From not being able to cook at all to be able to scale atleast to a medium well is because of being inspired by you ladies out there. Thanks a ton once again. Please do pass this on to viji if possible coz i can view her blog anymore and dont know how to get to it.

I would love to write in detail abt the recipes i have tried from your blogs, thanks once again for helping this novice. :)

Timepass said...

Yummy looking dish. I didn't know eriseri is so simple to make.

Sagari said...

curry looks deleciousssss

USHA said...

Hi MT,

Traditional Kerala recipe looks gr8&delicious too.Thanks for sharing.

Menu Today said...

Hi Bharathy,
I will try to add thattaipayar when I make next time, Thanks for the tip.

With raw banana alone too it tastes great. Thanks..

Hi Vijaya,

Hi Prema,
Thanks and wishing you the happy new year...

Hi Swapna,
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Hi Shankari,
Try this when time permits. Thanks and Happy new year...

Hi Raks,
I will send this entry soon to her.

Hi Asha,
I am very happy to see your comment.Your entry always good and authentic one. Thanks...

Hi Nisha,
Thanks a lot for trying out some of my dishes and Viji's. Surely I will let her know . Keep visiting.

Hi timepass,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Sagari,
Happy new year and thanks for visiting my blog.

Hi Usha,
Thank u sooo much...

MR said...

Eriseri looks too good
never knew properly to make this dish..
now I know Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year MT...
Glad to see Eriseri and hope to see many more great recipies this year

Vcuisine said...

What a surprise to see the same dish here from your own fool proof recipe MT. Very nice. I prepared this last week too. Nothing can beat this taste. Viji

Shella said...

The erisherry looks so good. I love yam. So this makes a really adi-poli curry to go with hot rice.

Anonymous said...

Only thing I hate about Yam is its Itchiness ... Any idea how to prevent it ?
BTW , nice recipe ...looks nice :)

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