Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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.

29 comments:

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

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

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

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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...

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

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  15. Perfect bowl of goodness, love it.

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

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

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  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...

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  24. must be delicious. excellent recipe

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

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  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..

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  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.

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  28. Love this stew..nice one

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