Skip to main content

Ethapazham Stew


Ethakka/Ethapazham stew is a sweet curry or a sweet stew made with ripe plantain and is usually served as a  breakfast curry. This is my mom's favorite and this is a nice combo with appam. The main ingredients is plantain and thick coconut milk.
Small rice balls are also added which helps to thicken the gravy. It is very easy recipe and has a delicate flavor and taste. For those who do not like to have non-veg curries as breakfast this will be a great option.

Ingredients
Ripe plantain- 1 
Thin coconut milk- 3/4 cup
Thick coconut milk- 1/2 cup 
Rice flour- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 2 tsp
salt- a pinch
raisins- 5-6
ghee- 1/2 tsp
cardamon powder- 1/3 tsp


Cut ripe plantain into cubes and keep aside.
Take rice flour in a bowl and add one tsp of sugar and a pinch of salt. Bring half a cut of water to a boil and pour it into the rice flour. Mix well and keep aside. This can be used to make the balls.
Heat ghee in a pan and add raisins and allow them to pop( adding raisins is optional). Now add plantain and sugar and saute them gently. Allow sugar to caramelize.Pour in the thin coconut milk and allow the plantain to cook in slow flame. 
Lightly knead the rice flour into a soft dough. When the stew starts to boil make small ball of the dough and gently drop in one by one. Allow both to get cooked. Now add in the thick coconut milk and the cardamon powder. Let it get heated and serve warm with appams.


Try this..


Hope you will all enjoy.

Comments

  1. OMG!Suja I love this, my mom always use to make this. Ooooh! i want some now:-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. mmm... yummy!!!.. u r a genius.. like ur recipes always... :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks yummo, we love this ethakka stew, a great pair for appams

    Love
    Kairali sisters

    ReplyDelete
  4. This recipe is new to me .Sure to try this simple recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a new dish to me...and it looks yumm :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. My mom used to make this and it's been ages since I had some of this. Good one Suja, you took me down memory lane

    ReplyDelete
  7. oh that sounds great suja, i have not tried sweet type stew till now but looks like worth a try...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very new to me and looks tempting and lovely :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. this dish is new to me...it looks so tempting...yum!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great combo and it sounds really tasty, beautiful click too...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nice recipe Suja...
    we usually have plain coconut milk with sugar when we have appam but this is a great variation

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ethakka stew is new to me. Ripe plantain kondu engane oru dish undakamenne oru ideayum ellarunnu..Superb stew!! Tempting pic too..

    ReplyDelete
  13. HEY thats a nice stew...very new to me..I alwaz think wat to prepare with raw banana..but now i got one nice recipe frm u...thnx for such a nice post...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow..Suja, this sounds too yummy..great click..

    ReplyDelete
  15. Perfect bowl of goodness, love it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Superb dish Suja....I can have a bowl full:) Looks so good.

    ReplyDelete
  17. this is really superb..mom's special recipe..ya thats true very nice combination dear..nice presentation.really kids will enjoy this stew..

    ReplyDelete
  18. this new to me...can be said a litte sugar payasam..... because u use ripe banana...thanks for following me dear..me to following u...

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thats a beautiful and droolworthy stew, never tried stew with ripe bananas, sounds interesting..

    ReplyDelete
  20. wow never heard of this befre...looks beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks all for your sweet comments..thanks for stopping by.
    Umm mymoonah,Sunitha, prani,..yaa it is moms recipe..love it.
    @madhu..I too some times do as you do :)
    Beena...very true dear.. this has all the ingredients of payasam but less amount of sugar...little sugar payasam.
    Happy you all liked this stew.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beena so happy to have met you..do visit often.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Looks beautiful and new!will give it a try!

    ReplyDelete
  24. must be delicious. excellent recipe

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hmmm new to me, but sounds yummy...good recipe too.

    ReplyDelete
  26. It has been ages since I tasted this..Looks del..Ur fish fry is very tempting..never tried masala version..would love to give it a try soon..

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks all for your lovely comments.
    Vineetha I too made this after long time..This is not only moms favorite but grandmothers too. This was the first dish granny made for her MIL..when ever appam was made granny was requested to make this stew..hers was real tasty stew..tried to recreate it ..but only partial success.
    Lots of loving memories associated with food naa.:)
    Thanks all once again.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love this stew..nice one

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Stuffed Pomfret With Green Masala- A Guest Post at Cooking-Varieties

I am extremely delighted and honored to be a guest at Wan's Cooking Varieties. When she asked me for a guest post I was so excited.She is one of my favorite foodie friends .She is very warm and friendly person and I love her blog. There is always a healthy edge in her cooking which is really inspiring.It has beautiful write-ups about food, health benefits and healthy eating habits.She has always shown genuine appreciation for other culture and culinary traditions. I am honored to be in your esteemed space.

Thanks Wan for this opportunity.




Recipe is  pomfret stuffed with a green masala and prawns filling...Hop over to Wan's place for the recipe..



Wan sent me this card with beautiful bouquet of roses,this made my day  :)
so sweet of you Wan..really appreciate this:)


Once again thanks Wan for this opportunity
Hope you will all enjoy..
Have a great day!

Suja

Shrimp Biryani

Shrimp Biryani has a wonderful taste and flavor which makes it stand apart as one of the most popular and favorite among Biryani lovers. There are different ways to make an authentic shrimp Biryani. This is not an authentic one. It is inspired by the Goa shrimp Biryani which makes use of coconut milk and tomatoes instead of yogurt. When i read about this i had an instinct to make it as I wished to understand why Goa food is unique is in its flavor and taste. This recipe actually called for the traditional method of making it with raw shrimp and uncooked rice cooked in coconut milk. But I did not try that fearing that I will end up with a pulao. Luckily my method proved successful and the Biryani came out well and there is a wonderful aroma now in my kitchen.

Ingredients
For Rice
Basmati Rice- 1 1/2 cups
Water- 3 cups
Cardamon-2
Cinnamon- 1 stick
cloves - 2
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tsp


For shrimp masala
Shrimp- 1 lb
onions- 1/2 cup 
Garlic-ginger-green chilly paste- 3 tsp
Tomatoes- 2
Chilly powder 1/2 …

Kerala Chicken Roast

Spicy Kerala Chicken Roast is another nadan recipe and a family favorite. It is a dry version and is great accompaniment with rice, chapathi or fried rice.The chicken in this recipe is usually deep fried or shallow fried, (some times whole stuffed chicken ) and then coated with the masala. Here I have shallow fried the chicken.It  tasted delicious with fried rice. Give this recipe a try...



Ingredients
1)Chicken - 1 lb
 Chilly powder -1 1/2
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Powdered Garam masala-
(Two tsp of fennel powder, 5-6 cloves,2 inch stick
cinnamon, a small piece of nutmeg, 2 cardamon )
Vinegar- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala
Thinly sliced Onion- 2 medium
Thinly sliced ginger- 3-4 tsp
Thinly sliced garlic- 3-4 tsp
Chopped green chilly- 2
( I used 2 Jalapeno pepper instead of green chilly)
Coriander powder- 3/4 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Meat  Masala- 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
oil



Dry roast the ingredients under garam masala …

Thai Fried Bananas

Thai Fried Bananas
Thai fried bananas is very popular in restaurants and also a yummy street food. When I first read the recipe it sounded interesting and I wanted to replicate this popular street food at home.It is made with Thai bananas and the batter is made with coconut milk and rice flour. The first time I saw these bananas fitters, I thought that it was just like the Kerala pazham pori/ plantain fitters. It looks somewhat similar,but this had a unique taste and favor.It has enticing flavor and taste of sweet banana, coconut milk and fresh grated coconut. The rice flour makes it super crispy.  This is a sure winner if you have sudden guests at home. 

You can find Thai banana at any South Asian market. If you cannot find them use any banana with a firm texture to make these fitters. Ripe plantains can also be used. It is a sweet dessert and can be served on its own,but to make it extra special serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Give this recipe a try, you will surely love it.


Chicken Fry- Kodavu style (Coorg)

Chicken fry Kodavu style (Coorg)
 Kodavu Chicken  Fry is very yummy and easy to make chicken recipe. It is basically a dry preparation.I love experimenting with chicken and one of my cousins  shared this beautiful recipe last week. Star ingredient in this recipe is kachampuli or Coorg vinegar. This seems to be one predominant flavor in most Coorg recipe-the sourness from kachampuli. I have earlier posted a Coorg recipe with pork and it also has kachampuli.This chicken fry is unique with right combination of earthy spices and surprise sourness,but it is an extremely delectable chicken fry. You can also use dried kodampuli for this recipe.Serve with rice or chapathi.

Recipe courtesy: My cousin Siddharth 

Ingredients
Chicken - 1 lb
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Oil- 3-4 tbs
Onion- 1 medium
Chilly- 2
Ginger - 1 inch thick
Garlic- 5-6 pods
Curry leaves- a few
Kachampuli- 3/4 - 1 tsp

(or two piece kudampuli )
Coriander leaves- to garnish
Salt to taste

To roast and grind
Cor…

Goan Prawns Pickle

Goan Prawns Pickle
Pickled sea food like prawns and fish is often handy, especially when you are not in a mood for elaborate cooking. I have already posted a prawns pickle recipe shared by my mom. When I read about this spicy Goan prawns pickle, it sounded interesting and I decided to give it a try. It has a very unique taste and flavor,like the Goan Vindaloo and can be stored for over a month.
Recipe Source: Wendy Hutton (ed.) The Food of India, 1998. Ingredients Prawns- 1 1/2 pound Oil- 1/2 cup Cumin- 1/2 tsp Pepper powder- 3/4 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/2 tp Onion- 1 medium Garlic- 10- 12 cloves Ginger- 3 one inch peices Cardomon- 4 Chilly dried- 15 Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp Vinegar- 3/4 cup

Soak dry red chilly in vinegar for about an hour. Grind all the rest of the ingredients except oil, prawns and turmeric powder into a fine paste. Do not add any water. If you need add more vinegar for grinding. Set this paste aside.
Marinate prawns with turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Heat oil in …

Meat Ball Curry/Kofta Curry

Meat Ball Curry/Kofta Curry
Today's recipe is a delicious meat ball/ kofta curry which goes well with rice, pulao or naan. If you want to try something different for dinner try this kofta curry. This is a great dish to serve when you have friends over for dinner. Kofta curry is definitely worth a try-juicy and tender meat balls are cooked in a  rich tangy mildly spiced tomato based gravy enriched with aromatic spices.

The first time I tried the kofta curry was in Delhi and it was creamy  rich curry with lots of fresh cream and the meat balls were cooked over charcoal for a smoky flavor. So if you want that authentic flavor try barbecuing the meatballs before adding to the gravy. I wanted to try my own version of kofta curry and added cashew nut paste instead of cream and my family enjoyed for dinner with vegetable pulao and naan .For a richer, creamier texture you can also add cream. You can use minced mutton of beef or even try a vegetarian version of this curry with mashed pota…