Tuesday, August 21, 2012

VEGETABLE STEW RECIPE FOR APPAM | KERALA STYLE VEG STEW

  Appam is a South Indian breakfast recipe which I am trying for the first time at home, though my mom makes this at home. Though i am not a big fan of appam i like the stew which they serve in Restaurants as an accompaniment for Appam. Recently i came across the recipe of Vegetable stew in one of my  old cook book and i find it similar to one of my bookmarked recipes from here and I slightly altered the recipe to suit my own taste. Will post the recipe of Appam soon. I enjoyed the stew with rotis too.
I used potato and carrots. In the original recipe they used green peas also. since i don’t have green peas in hand i didn’t add.
vegetable stew
INGREDIENTS:
POTATO 2
CARROT 1
ONIONS 2
GREEN CHILLI 3-4
WHOLE BLACK PEPPER 1/2 TSP
THIN COCONUT MILK 1 AND 1/41 CUP
THICK COCONUT MILK 1/2 CUP
CINNAMON 1 SMALL PIECE
GINGER A SMAL PIECE
GARLIC 2 PODS
CLOVES 3
CURRY LEAVES FEW
SALT TO TASTE
VEG STEW
METHOD:
  • Boil the potatoes , peel the skin and cut them into cubes.
  • Chop the onions into thin slices.
  • Slit the green chillis into two.
  • Peel the skin of the carrots and chop into pieces.
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  • Crush the ginger and garlic using a mortar and pestle.
  • In a pan, add oil and throw in the cloves, cinnamon, crushed ginger and garlic and green chilli.
  • Now add the onions and saute for few seconds in medium flame.
  • Add the whole pepper too.
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  • Add the carrots and saute for a minute. Be careful not to burn.
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  • Now add the thin coconut milk. I used the store bought coconut milk. As it was thick i diluted 1/4 of thick coconut by adding  1 cup of water.
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  • If adding green peas add at this stage.
  • Let this boil in medium flame for about 10 to 12 minutes, till the carrots becomes soft. Add the cubed potatoes and add the thick coconut milk.
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  • Mix well and bring it to a boil. Switch off the flame and add curry leaves and salt.
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  • The gravy will be thick and if you want to make it thin add 1/2 cup of plain milk to this or if you want this to be very thick soak 7-8 pieces of cashew nuts in warm water and grind them into a smooth paste and add it in the last. Mix with the  thick coconut milk and add to the gravy.
stew
Note:
  1. Boiling potatoes before hand can be skipped and it can be peeled and cubed and added after adding onions along with carrots.
  2. Using Coconut oil will enhance the flavor and taste.
  3. I felt 4 green chillis was not enough as the coconut milk is slightly sweet.
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39 comments:

  1. Looks delicious Jeyashri, we used to make something similar called sodhi to serve with idiyappams!

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  2. jeyashree iam the first to comment.........it looks yummy.........

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  3. Appam and stew is a classic combo.I love day-old stew with all the flavors infused ,love pairing it up with bread too!

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  4. Even I love this appam-stew combination..Its been ages I made it..looks delicious

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  5. Delicious looking Veg Stew. Must try it once this week.
    Deepa

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  6. Delicious.. I love this ! very colorful also!

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  7. Looks very delicious, love this with the appams..

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  8. Delicious looking curry. Would love it anytime with Idyappam or Appam !!

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  9. Am a big fan of aappam but haven't tried with veg stew!! This looks so delectable..will try sometime :)

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  10. love this dish. so light yet so flavourful.

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  11. One of our favorites..

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  12. I did the same last Sunday.... Lovely clicks n love the bowl...

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  13. Wow looks like a perfect combo for aapam...Looks creamy and yummy!

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  14. my mom makes this very often. it's light and delicious!

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  15. delicious and rich stew....
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  16. I have had this at home with coconut milk. It has been on my list for a while, but I do not have a proper kadai to make it. Looks yummy.

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  17. rich and creamy...perfect Aappam combo for vegetarians.

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  18. ooooooh! looks so creamy n yum!

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  19. Sounds and looks rich and perfect, wish i had some now :)

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  20. yummy combo......superb

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  21. I too make similarly but add milk too.. Tempting clicks :)

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  22. Perfect combo with appam,luks delicious...

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  23. wow... it looks so delicious... am great fan of appam with coconut milk... i had a appakadai for making appam... great combo...
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  24. jay, stew looks delicious! i have been thinking of making aappam and stew for long time!

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  25. Definitely an excellent pair for aapams, inviting.

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  26. love it with appam. Looks delicious!

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  27. I love appam and stew...and yours looks absolutely tempting

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  28. This must have tasted awesome...

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  29. My Dad's fav curry..urs has come out really good.

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  30. its on my list for this weekend.. your clicks sooo appealing... :)) meena

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  31. Your serving bowls are very awesome.

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  32. What is the role of black pepper in this dish? Does it add more taste? Please clarify.

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    1. I enhances the taste , like how we add whole pepper in ven pongal.

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