Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Erissey

We got a big bag of black-eyed peas before our New Year's dinner and this recipe from Alternative Vegan looked like a good way to use what was left. Erissey (also spelled Erissery) is a traditional dish from the Kerala region of India. In addition to the black-eyed peas, Dino's version has yellow squash, coconut and lots of curry leaves. We're fortunate enough to have small Indian market here and they always have fresh curry leaves in stock for that authentic southern Indian flavor. But I'm sure this stew would still be good without the curry leaves and it was pretty easy to throw together. It takes a while for the black-eyed peas to cook through but you can be doing other things during that time. Once everything is done you've got a hearty stew that's wonderful served piping hot over rice.

And now for some baby news since we had an ultrasound last week. Everything looked great and we found out we're having a boy! We'd be equally thrilled either way but it was exciting for us to find out.

6 comments:

Isil Simsek said...

congratulations on the baby boy! you're feeding him so well ;)

Jennifer said...

Boys are so fun, congratulations. Where is said Indian store? I cant think of it.

Chris said...

Thanks Isil!

Jennifer - it's on Rio Rd. near 29. Basically the NW corner of Rio & 29. Right next to a pizza place (I think it's a Papa John's).

Vegan_Noodle said...

Yum, the erissey looks good, great way to use those leftover black eyed peas! I need to find a place here that sells curry leaves....

And congrats on finding out it's a boy!! How exciting! :-)

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

yum! black eyed peas and squash sounds wonderful together.
congrats on the baby boy!

VeggieGirl said...

I own that cookbook, but I've never made anything from it... the Erissey looks wonderful!!

and congratulations on finding out that you're having a boy!!! :0D