Chena-Vanpayar (Yam-Red Gram) Erissery



1.            Vanpayar (Red cow peas)             1 cup (pressure cooked)

2.         Chena (Yam)                                      500 gms     (cut into cubes)

Salt                                                     1 tsp

Water                                                  2 cups

3.         Grated coconut                      2 cups
Cumin seeds                         1 tsp
Garlic pods                            1 no
Turmeric powder                       1/2 tsp

Green chillies                          3 nos

4.         For seasoning
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds             1 tsp

Button onion                           3 nos
Dry red chillies                         3 nos
Curry leaves –                       1 sprig



Cook yam along with salt.  Drain off water and mash well.  Add vanpayar.  Grind coconut, cumin, green chillies, button onion, and garlic to a paste.  Add turmeric.  Add it to the mashed yam and vanpayar and bring to boil.

Season with mustard and curry leaves and pour it into the Erissery.


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