Red Pumpkin – 250 gms
Red lobia – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Red Chillies – 1
Hing – a pinch
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Udad Dal – 1 tsp
Grated Coconut – 1 Tbsp

Curry leaves – a few
Coconut oil – 2 tsp

For Paste:
Shallots – 2
Grated Coconut – 3/4 cup
Green chillies – 1 or 2
Jeera – 1.5 tsp
Rice flour – 1/2 tsp


Soak Red Lobia overnight.Boil in pressure cooker till soft.

Grind all the ingredients for the paste into a smooth paste.

Finely chop red pumpkin into small pieces.

In a big vessel, add red pumpkin,turmeric powder and salt and cook
till the pumpkin becomes soft.
Add the boiled lobia and paste and cook further till raw smell of paste goes away.

In a tadka pan,heat oil. Once hot, add Broken red chillies,Udad dal,Mustard seeds,Hing,Curry leaves and fry well. Add grated coconut and fry till coconut turns golden.

Pour over the Erissery. Serve with rice or rotis. It goes well with dosa also.


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