Onam Recipes | recipe for Pumpkin Erissery | Pumpkin and Cowpeas stew with coconut
Erissery is a unique dish from Kerala vegetarian cuisine that combines a vegetable with beans, to make it a hearty side dish to rice. The freshly ground spice paste is the standard for most Keralite vegetable dishes and it comprises coconut, cumin and green chillies. The stand out in this recipe is the garnish of aromatic golden brown coconut, that adds a wonderful depth of flavour.
Prepare this Pumpkin Erissery with my step by step instructions, as a part of a simple Onam Sadya.
Use a small sized pressure cooker for direct speedy cooking of pumpkin and pulses. I cooked both together in this recipe as I was using fresh beans. If using dried and rehydrated beans, you may cook them in two steps like is explained in the recipe steps.