One of my mallu friend got me 'Erisseri' on the onam day. It was so delicious and I immediately wrote down the recipe from her. Then I tried it today morning. It came out very well and heres how I prepared it.
Black Channa - 1 cup
Raw Plaintain - 1
Yam - 100 gms
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Pearl Onions - 6
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Mustard and urad dhal - 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves - few
Red Chillies - 2
Obviously we have to use coconut oil.
Soak the channa overnight. Pressure cook it with salt and 1/2 tsp chilli powder. Add only little water as this curry will be dry.
I microwaved the cubed Yam and plaintain seperately(with 1/4 tsp chilli powder each). They should be well cooked.
Once the pressure is released, add the yam and plaintain to the cooked channa and allow it to cook.
In the meanwhile, grind together coconut, pearl onions and cumin seeds coarsely.
Add this to the vegetables and mix well. Adjust the salt if required.
Cook for some 5 minutes and switch off.
Do the seasoning with the items mentioned for seasoning.
Thats it delicious curry ready to serve with hot sambar rice and pappads.