Saturday, September 18, 2010

Parippu Pradhaman (Moong dal kheer) and Erissery

Moong dal kheer is a famous south Indian delicacy. It is made using coconut milk in Kerala (Parippu pradhaman) and Tamil cuisine(PasiParuppu payasam) and cow's milk is used in Andhra cuisine(Pesara pappu payasam).

After a lovely Onam feast at the neighbour's, I thought of trying out the Kerala style Pradhaman. I followed my dear friend Shn's recipe from her beautiful blog which is very close to my heart. Though the colour of the pradhaman is not the same as hers, the procedure is the same:)

The second recipe is an authentic Kerala delicacy called erissery (Yellow pumpkin curry) which is made during festive occassions like Onam.


2 cups pumpkin pieces
1/2 cup black eyed beans
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

To be ground

1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 green chillies
2 garlic pods

for tempering
2-3 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig of curry leaves


Soak the black eyed beans for 2-3 hours and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
Cook the pumpkin pieces separately with 2 cups water, salt and turmeric. Set aside.
Grind the given ingredients into paste with very little water. Add the paste to the cooked pumpkin, also add the beans and cook on low heat till all the ingredients blend in well. Do not let the pumpkin to overcook and get mashed. Remove from heat and temper with the given ingredients. Delicious erissery is ready to go with rice!


Prema said...

both luks the clicks!

Moi. said...

We do erissery too...but we omit the garlic...and its redolent with the aroma of coconut oil...the beans add a lot of character to the dish. Lovely preparation.


Manasi said...

LOVE the kheer! must make for S.
I like Eriserry, I have tried Sig's version ! YUM!

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Kheer looks delicious

Priya Suresh said...

Both looks droolworthy and yummy..

AJ said...

Delicious!! Love Pumpkin Eriserry!!

Deepti said...

Moong dal kheer is new to me...both the recipes r gr8.

Mishmash ! said...

Dear sharmi, am so happy to read this post...glad to see u trusted my recipe :) you would get more darker colour if u use those dark brown jaggery...try that next time....thanks again for trying it out..hugs :)

also try adding a bit of roasted coconut nexttime, to erisseri,.,..makes a huge difference..tasty ofcourse :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

both the recipes are very nice...