Preparation time: 20 min | Cooking time: 20 min
Erissery is an authentic Kerala recipe. This is made with different vegetables like yellow pumpkin, yam & drumstick leaves. I prepared using cabbage though it is not the traditional way of cooking this dish.
Tuvar dal -5tbsp
Chopped cabbage-2 cups
Grated coconut-1 cup
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- a few
Salt to taste
Coconut oil-1 tbsp( preferably)
Cook the dal until soft. Add the chopped cabbage, salt, turmeric and chilli powder to this and cook on slow flame. Keep about 2 tbsp grated coconut aside for tempering and now make a fine paste of the remaining coconut and the cumin seeds. Add this paste to the cabbage dal mixture, mix well and cook for about 15 mins.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds , curry leaves & red chillies, when they start to splutter, add the grated coconut and fry until it turns light brown in colour. Add this tempering to the curry and mix well.
This coconut tempering adds the flavour to the curry. This goes well with rice and chapathi.