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RECIPE: Kerala Elissery with Kidney Beans

Elissery is a staple Kerala family dish. You can substitute the vegetables listed in the recipe with whatever you happen to have on hand; as long as the base spices remain the same, it usually comes out delicious!


  1. 1 cup SaveAGram kidney beans (Rajma)

  2. 1.5 cups cubed pumpkin

  3. 3/4 cup grated coconut

  4. 1/4 tsp SaveAGram cumin seeds

  5. 1/4 tsp SaveAGram turmeric powder

  6. 1/4 tsp SaveAGram mustard seeds

  7. 1 SaveAGram dry chilli broken into 2 or 3 pieces

  8. 1/2 tsp SaveAGram black pepper, ground

  9. 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  10. A few curry leaves


  1. Soak Rajma overnight and cook in a pressure cooker for 15 to 20 mins.

  2. Boil the cubed pumpkin in a bit of water with salt and turmeric powder

  3. When half cooked add the Rajma and cook together for a few mins.

  4. At the same time take half the coconut grated and grind with the cumin with a bit of water.