Monday, September 28, 2009

Vegetable Stew

Ishtu (perhaps a corruption of the word 'stew') a mild delicious stew, is often served with pancakes like Dosa or Aappam, or as a side dish. Ishtu with Idiappam (fresh Rice Noodles) is a traditional breakfast combo popular in Kerala.


Cauliflower -1/4cup (opt)
Green chilly-4(slits)
Thick coconut milk-1cup
Thin coconut milk-1cup
Big onion-1
Curry leaves-2 strings
Ginger-very small piece
Coconut oil-1tsp

Wash and chop all the vegetables into medium sized pieces.
Take a pressure cooker ,add all the vegetables along with salt ,onion slices and 1/4 cup of water .1 whistle is enough
When the pressure settle down open the cooker , add thin coconut milk along with green chilly ,curry leaves and chopped ginger .Stir well.
Allow it to boil and when it become very thick add thick coconut milk to this.
Boil for 1 minute .Check the salt ..Finally garnish with 1 tsp coconut oil and string of curry leaves ..
Close the cooker for 5 minutes .
By this time the stew looks like very creamy and medium thick form ..So transfer the tasty stew to a serving dish and serve hot with palappam ,dosa etc …

1 comment:

  1. I have had Stew with Yummy Appam.. at LadyChef's house long back along with lot of other friends
    Still the taste is lingering...Yummmm is not the word