Erissery is a rich and healthy vegetarian side-dish, loved uniformly across God’s Own Country. The nutritional value of this delicacy is elevated with the addition of traditional ingredients, especially turmeric, and is among the most savoury and palate-cleansing dishes available in all of Kerala cuisine.
Ripe Pumpkin (sliced) - 1 cup
Banana (sliced) - 1 cup
Elephant Yam (sliced) - 1 cup
Red Oriental Beans - 1/2 cup (cooked)
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp.
Garlic - 2 flakes
Green Chillies - 3 no.
Pepper - 1/2 tsp.
Coconut (grated) - 1 1/2 cup
Ingredients for Seasoning
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp.
Urad Dal - 1 tsp.
Red Chilli - 4 no.
Method of Preparation
Into a pressure cooker, put red oriental beans. Now add pieces of elephant yam, banana and pumpkin. Stir the contents well. Pour water and cook.
Open the pressure cooker lid and add the ground ingredients comprising grated coconut, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, garlic, green chillies and pepper. Stir well. Add salt and pour some water. Stir gently.
For seasoning, take a pan and heat some oil. Into this add red chillies, mustard, urad dal, curry leaves and grated coconut. Stir well.
Remove the contents from the pressure cooker into a bowl. You may now transfer the seasoning from the pan into the bowl.
Your Erissery is ready to be served.