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Veg stew

Vegetable stew | Veg stew | Kerala style veg stew recipe, a very popular coconut milk-based vegetable gravy. Kerala veg stew recipe with step-by-step pictures.

Usually, the stew is paired with aapam , malabar parotta or idiyappam. Aapam and stew is a very popular South Indian breakfast combo. In Tamilnadu we make Mapillai sodhi, this one is very similar to that. But for sodhi we add cooked moong dal. Traditionally Veg stew is made using thin coconut milk and thick coconut milk. The veggies are cooked in thin coconut milk and finally the first milk, the thick one is added. Using homemade coconut milk is highly recommended but store bought one will also taste very nice.

Being a huge fan of Malabar parottas, I personally love to eat veg stew with Kerala parotta. Also, we make veg kurma with coconut milk and it tastes similar to this stew. Even this stew pairs well with nei choru | ghee rice and chapati too. Since we add all the veggies in this stew this is a healthy recipe too. I tasted this very long back in a friend’s place for the first time and loved it. Made few alterations to the recipe she shared, to suit my family’s tastebuds. I have tried this recipe at home many times and it’s a huge hit among my guests.

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Kerala style veg stew recipe

Vegetable stew recipe

Jeyashri suresh
Kerala style veg stew recipe – Vegetables cooked in a coconut milk based gravy
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast | Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mixed veggies carrot, peas, potato and beans
  • 1 onion
  • 3 green chilis
  • 1 and ¼ cup thin coconut milk
  • ¼ cup thick coconut milk
  • Cinnamon 1 small stick
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt as needed

Instructions
 

  • In a pan add ½ tbsp coconut oil and the whole spices (cinnamon, cardamom and cloves)
  • Add crushed ginger and garlic and slit green chilis.
  • Saute for a minute and add the thinly sliced onions.
  • Saute the onions till translucent. Do not change the color. Add little salt while cooking the onions.
  • Add the veggies now.
  • Mix well and saute for a minute.
  • Add the thin coconut milk.
  • The veggies are going to cook in the thin coconut milk.
  • Add salt and few curry leaves.
  • Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • The veggies should become soft.
  • Now add the thick coconut milk
  • Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.
  • Add ½ tbsp of coconut oil in the last to enhance the taste.
  • Veg stew is ready.
  • This can be served with aapam, parotta or with dosa too.

Notes

1. If using store bought coconut milk, dilute ¼ cup of coconut milk with 1 cup of water and cook the veggies.
2. Do not boil more after adding the thick coconut milk, it may curdle.
3. Cashew paste can be added in the last to get thickness to the Veg stew.
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  • In a pan add ½ tbsp coconut oil and the whole spices (cinnamon, cardamom, Black pepper, and cloves)
  • Add crushed ginger and garlic and slit green chilis.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Saute for a minute and add the thinly sliced onions.
  • Cook the onions till translucent. Do not change the color. Add little salt while cooking the onions.
  • Add the veggies now.
  • Mix well and saute for a minute.
  • Add the thin coconut milk.
  • The veggies are going to cook in the thin coconut milk.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • The veggies should become soft.
  • Now add the thick coconut milk
  • Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil to enhance the taste.
  • Veg stew is ready.
  • This can be served with aapam, parotta or with dosa too.
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40 comments

APARNARAJESHKUMAR August 21, 2012 - 1:44 pm

appealing 🙂

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Sathya Sankar August 21, 2012 - 1:44 pm

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

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RENU August 21, 2012 - 2:07 pm

jeyashree iam the first to comment………it looks yummy………

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Divya Kudua August 21, 2012 - 2:09 pm

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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Prathibha August 21, 2012 - 2:12 pm

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

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Hamaree Rasoi August 21, 2012 - 2:15 pm

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

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PT August 21, 2012 - 2:54 pm

delicious combo..

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Veena Theagarajan August 21, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Delicious.. I love this ! very colorful also!

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Torviewtoronto August 21, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Stew looks wonderful

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Hema August 21, 2012 - 4:45 pm

Looks very delicious, love this with the appams..

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Shabitha Karthikeyan August 21, 2012 - 5:35 pm

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

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Divya Pramil August 21, 2012 - 6:21 pm

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

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Sayantani August 21, 2012 - 6:43 pm

love this dish. so light yet so flavourful.

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சிநேகிதி August 21, 2012 - 10:42 pm

Looks delicious

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Ramya August 21, 2012 - 11:12 pm

One of our favorites..

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Akila August 22, 2012 - 1:52 am

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

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Sharmilee! :) August 22, 2012 - 2:26 am

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

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Nagalakshmi V August 22, 2012 - 2:44 am

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

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Sangeetha Nambi August 22, 2012 - 4:24 am

delicious and rich stew….
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Vardhini August 22, 2012 - 4:52 am

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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Saraswathi Tharagaram August 22, 2012 - 6:18 am

rich and creamy…perfect Aappam combo for vegetarians.

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PriyaVaasu August 22, 2012 - 9:29 am

wonderful combo!!!!!

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Farah August 22, 2012 - 9:51 am

ooooooh! looks so creamy n yum!

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RAKS KITCHEN August 22, 2012 - 10:18 am

Sounds and looks rich and perfect, wish i had some now 🙂

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faseela August 22, 2012 - 10:48 am

yummy combo……superb

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Chitra August 22, 2012 - 11:14 am

I too make similarly but add milk too.. Tempting clicks 🙂

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Premalatha Aravindhan August 22, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Perfect combo with appam,luks delicious…

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj August 22, 2012 - 1:30 pm

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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Lavi Raj August 22, 2012 - 1:59 pm

jay, stew looks delicious! i have been thinking of making aappam and stew for long time!

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Priya August 22, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Definitely an excellent pair for aapams, inviting.

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Now Serving August 23, 2012 - 12:14 am

Looks irresistible!!!

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Sushma Madhuchandra August 23, 2012 - 2:20 am

love it with appam. Looks delicious!

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Kaveri Venkatesh August 23, 2012 - 6:38 am

I love appam and stew…and yours looks absolutely tempting

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Rumana Ambrin August 23, 2012 - 7:45 am

This must have tasted awesome…

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suhaina aji August 23, 2012 - 5:31 pm

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

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Meena Nags September 20, 2013 - 8:12 am

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

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A.K.SATHISH KUMAR October 19, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Your serving bowls are very awesome.

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Manjula Baskar February 11, 2015 - 5:42 am

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

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jeyashri suresh February 17, 2015 - 10:55 am

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

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Abi Vanthu April 17, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Super dish

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