Erissery is a special dish prepared in Kerala for Sadhi. My paati prepare this dish at home. It can be prepared using yam, plantain, pumpkin, raw jackfruit or the combination of two vegetables. It is served with rice, pickle or pachadi. I have used plantain. Instead of that we can use any other mentioned vegetable.


Plantain – 1 Cut into cubes

Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp

Salt to taste

To Grind

Scraped Coconut – ¾ cup

Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp

Dried Red Chilly – 1

To Roast

Scraped Coconut – ¼ cup

To Temper

Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp

Urad Dal – ½ tsp

Dried Red Chilly – 1 (optional)

Curry Leaves – few

  • Pressure cook the plantain cubes  with salt and turmeric powder.
  • Grind coconut, cumin seeds and red chilly to a smooth paste using little water.
  • Once the plantain is cooked, add the ground paste to the cooked plantain, mix well and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until it starts boiling.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Now heat a small frying pan, add a tsp of oil and roast the coconut  until dark brown.
  • Add this browned coconut to the plantain coconut mixture and mix.
  • Finally temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilly and curry leaves.
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Vaazhakkai podimas

Plantain/vazhakkai is one of the common vegetable that is used in almost all Kerala recipes – Mulagootal, moorukoottaan,mezhukkuperatti,aviyal, etc., vaazhakkai Podimas is a simple South Indian style stir fry with Raw bananas. It should be made with unripened bananas else its taste will be spoiled. it is slighlt different from the vazhakkai varuval/mezhukkuperatti and everyone likes it.


(Plantain)Vaazhakkai – 4

Coconut grated – 4 tbsp

Ginger – a small piece

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Green chilly – 1

Salt – As required

For Seasoning

Mustard – 1 tsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

  • Cut the plantain into half and pressure cook it for two whistles. It should not be mushy.
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  • Now remove the skin of the plantain and grate it slowly.
  • In a kadai add coconut oil and sputter mustard seeds. then add urad dhal and channa dhal and fry them till they become golden brown.
  • Now add the ginger and chopped green chillies and saute them for one minute. 
  • Than add the grated plantain, turmeric powder, salt and grated coconut.
  • Mix everything together and add 1 tsp coconut oil at the end to enhance the taste and the flavour.
  • Its ready to serve.




Note: You can add 1/2 tsp lemon juice at the end.


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