Padavalanga Elisseri- Snake gourd Curry
I called up my mother to get the recipe for Erriseri and she gave the recipe for Elisseri because both sounds little similar when you pronounce it. Elisseri is similar to Koottu curry; the only difference is in koottu curry it has many vegetables with beans or dals. I made Elisseri with toor dal; it can be made with any dal or beans of your choice. This is one of my hubby’s favorite recipes I would say, and I pack this for chapattis. I love the flavor of the coconut and it is super delicious with rice and pappadam. Here goes the recipe!!!
Pressure cook ½ cup of toor dal, 1 snake gourd finely chopped, ½ tsp turmeric, and salt. Cook until it releases 2- 3 whistles and turn off the heat.
- Once the heat releases out, open the lid and add the paste (Grind to a paste: ¼ cup coconut, 2-3 red chilies, and 1 tsp cumin seeds ) and close the lid and allow to sit for few minutes.
- Heat the pan with 1-2 tsp of oil, add mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves, 1 broken red chili, 2 tsp of pearl onions, 2 tsp shredded coconut, and saute them .
- Pour the snake gourd mixture to the seasoning and blend the mixture and turn off the heat.
Serve with rice and pappadam.