Monday, 25 July 2016


As onam is coming soon,so thought of covering some of the items which are prepared during onam. Onam is the festival celebrated in Kerala. The feast which is known as onam sadhya is served on plantain leaves and consists of about 26 dishes,can you imagine that?, okay am learning few of its dishes and hoping to learn many more! So here I present one of the onam dishes Errisery! Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients :
  • Red cow peas- 1 cup
  • Pumpkin-250 gm
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Salt- As per taste
  Ingredients for coconut paste :
  • Coconut-1/2
  • Jeera-1tsp
  • Garlic-4-5 cloves
 Ingredients for tempering :
  • Coconut-1/2
  • Mustard seed-1tsp
  • Curry leaves-5-7 no
  • Dry red chillis-3 no
  • Oil-6 tsp

Step 1 : Soak cow peas for 4 hours and then pressure cook with salt . Drain and keep them aside.

Step 2: Cut pumpkin in cubes. Now take a pan and add pumpkin, some water,red chilli powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and salt and close the pan and allow it to boil and cook properly till it is fully soft. Now add cooked cow peas .Now grind the ingredients for Coconut paste.(See the above ingredient to make coconut paste) and add them and allow it to come to boil.

Step 3: Now for tempering, add 4tsp oil in another pan and fry coconut paste(no need to make very soft paste, grind it without water) and allow it to turn golden in color, now make space in between the fried coconut and put 2 tsp oil in between and add mustard seed, curry leaves and dry red chilli and fry it for 2 min, then pour this whole tempering mixture into the pumpkin erissery

Step 4 : Mix it well and your errisary is ready to be served!

Note- If pumpkin is not sweet then we can add a small of piece jaggery while cooking pumpkin.

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