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Eriseri

 




Eriseri is a delicacy of the Kerala state. No festival of theirs is complete without Eriseri.

Ingredients (for two):
  1. Raw Banana                   -1     (Raw Nendran banana will be authentic)
  2. Yam (Senai)                   - a large piece (250 gms)
  3. Grated coconut              - 1 cup
  4. Black peppers                -  1 teaspoon
  5. Raw rice                         -  1 teaspoon
  6. Coconut oil                     - 3 teaspoons.
  7. Mustards                         - 1 tea spoon
  8. Turmeric powder             - 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Curry leaves                    - a few
  10. Salt                                   - 1 and 1/2 teaspoons or to taste.
Pre - Preparation:
  1. Peel and cut the raw banana and the yam into small even pieces (not very small)
  2. In a boiling water blanch the Yam until it is soft.
  3. Using a spoon of water,grind the peppercorns.
  4. Grind using 1/2 cup of the grated coconut and the raw rice.
  5. Using a spoon of coconut oil, saute the other 1/2 of the grated coconut and keep aside.
Preparation:
  1. Using a wide mouthed vessel or a kadai, heat two cups of water adding the turmeric powder.
  2. Put in the cut banana pieces and the blanched yam pieces in the now boiling water.
  3. Add salt.
  4. Add the ground pepper paste.
  5. After 10 minutes or so ,once the raw smell of pepper disappears, add the sauteed coconut and the coconut rice paste.
  6. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil.
  7. Let it cook for 10 more minutes.
  8. Garnish with curry leaves and mustard seeds tempered with a spoon of coconut oil.
Good as a side dish and goes good with rice.
       






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