Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chakka - VanPayar Erissery

Erissery made with a combination of chakka ( Jack fruit ) and vanpayar ( red beans ) is delectable. My usual combination is raw plantain and red beans for the same recipe.
Now i wonder if i have put the right title for this recipe. Since there is 'Elissery and Erissery' what is the difference between them ? Then i read the explanation given in Priya's Kitchen. If there is more to add to this explanation, please let me know.
Ingredients

500 gm - Unripe Jack fruit, cut to small pieces
250 gm - Red beans / vanpayar
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Grind to paste

1 cup - freshly grated coconut
2 to 3 - whole dry red chili
1/2 tsp - Jeera / cumin
2 to 3 - Shallots / small onions

Seasoning

1 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 tbsp - Grated coconut
2 - Whole dry red chili
2 sprigs - Curry leaves

Method

1 ) Soak red beans for 2 to 3 hours. This is to lessen the cooking time. You can pressure cook even without soaking.

2 ) Pressure cook red beans and jack fruit with red chili, turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups or more water to cover the ingredients well. Bring to full cooking pressure, simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Cool and open the pressure cooker.

3 ) Grind ingredients listed to grind with water. Add the ground ingredients to the cooked ingredients. Mix in well. Add enough water to make a thick curry. Place on stove and bring to a boil. Simmer.

4 ) Season with mustard,red chili, curry leaves and grated coconut. Fry grated coconut to golden brown color. Add to the erissery. Take off the stove and serve

Serve hot with rice.

4 comments:

KitchenFairy said...

Is Jack fruit available there?Usually I made erissery with pumpkin,Yam and Vanpayar.This is a new idea for me.Here Jackfruit is very expensive..

Pravs said...

Kitchenfairy : I got frozen jack fruit. It comes from kerala, in small packets...which is quite expensive.
My usual Erissery is with vanpayar and kaya...but then thought of trying this combination.

Mishmash ! said...

Hey, this is something new to me...i make erissery usually with vanpayar and pumpkin. Quite a worthy post.

Shn

Pravs said...

Thanks mishmash. If you love jackfruit curries,then this is something to try.