Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vazhaikai / Plantain Eriseri

Vazhaikai / Plantain - 3 small (peeled and cut into thick strips)
Black Eyed Peas - 1/2 cup (soaked for 1 hour and cooked till tender or 1 15oz canned)
Salt - to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves

To grind:
Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Whole Black Pepper - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2 or to taste
Grind all the above ingredients with little water and keep it aside.


Cook the plantains in 1 cup of water till tender.  Do not over cook.

Add the cooked or canned black eyed peas and salt.

Add the ground paste and bring it to a boil.

Temper mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves in oil and add it to the mixture.
Optional:  Drizzle some coconut oil for extra flavor.

Serve hot with rice


  1. aah.. erisseri.. reminds me of those tasty onam sadyas our neighbour served.
    Looks really good!

  2. this dish looks yummy lovely with coconut
    following your lovely site

  3. eriseri looks yummy.. could feel the coconut flavors of it from the pics..

  4. Love your gravy dear. I need to cook plantain more and more.

  5. Such a delicious and yummy erisseri..tempting!

  6. A very new recipe for the look of the gravy n combo of ingredients :)

    US Masala

  7. erissery looks very delicious...feel like having it with some rice right away!!

  8. My mom in law makes it and I love it. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Heard a lot about this dish' never prepared or tasted one' looks absolutely delish.

  10. eriseri sounds very it is in my must to do list Latha..:D
    Tasty appetite

  11. Looks delicious!! you have got good space..

  12. Your Eriseri is to die for or as my kids keep saying to "live" for :) I love black eyed peas and they seem to be a good lentil to add to any dish - I am liking your blog a lot and look forward to visiting often -I am #85 :)


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