Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sweet Potato Ishtu


Sweet potato Ishtu ( Kerala Stew) is an ideal side dish for appam, idiyappam and chapathi.Ishtu is a mild and delicious potato preparation in a rich  coconut gravy. I replaced potatoes with sweet potatoes and the result was a delicious and slightly sweet gravy with a beautiful refreshing color. Try this recipe, you will surely love this.

Sweet potatoes- 2 medium size
Coconut milk thin- 1 cup
Coconut milk thick- 3/4 cup
Onion- 1
Green chilly-   3-4
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Cinnamon- 1 inch thick
Cloves- 3
Cardamon- 2
Curry leaves
salt to taste
oil


Peel and cut cooked sweet potatoes into small cubes and onions into thin slices. Heat oil in a pan and add the whole spices and saute for a few seconds and add onions curry leaves and silted green chillies. Saute for a minute till the onions gets sweated and not brown. Add the cooked sweet potatoes salt and the thin coconut milk. Cook the sweet potatoes in medium flame for two to three minutes till it can be mashed up a bit and the sauce attains a thicker consistency. Now add the thick coconut milk and allow to simmer for a minute. Garnish with fresh curry leaves and serve with appam or idiyappam.


Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..

47 comments:

  1. Different recipe Dear...loved it..

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  2. WHAT A EYECATCHING DISH LOOKING DELICIOUS.
    PL COLLECT THE AWARD

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  3. Ishtu looks absolutely delicious..very catchy dish.

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  4. Yummy Sweet potato stew,looks awesome Suja.

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  5. The stew looks deliciously welcoming and the color is definately very appetizing :)

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  6. How novel to replace potato for sweet potato. we all love ishtu and will try your version!

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  7. Ahha..This is too good an option, i love sweet potates and will def give this a go tto...

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  8. Very colorful....have to try it one day...

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  9. The stew looks awesome ..... an innovative recipe with sweet potatoes.

    Cheers & Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  10. wow thats a comforting gravy dear...

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  11. delicious sweet potatoes looks wonderful

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  12. Bread and this makes a very hearty meal.

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  13. New recipe n thanks for sharing!

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  14. I loved the stew and left you a comment earlier:)

    Please visit my blog to collect your well deserved award,it is waiting for you:)

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  15. healthy and simple dish... love it...

    http://cookingbachelors.blogspot.com/

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  16. Looks great and yummy dish, thanks for this lovely recipe....

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  17. Hi Suja, Nice recipe..never made this one.
    By the way,
    I have an award for you.Plz collect it from
    http://foodmazaa.blogspot.com/2010/11/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  18. laptop full water ayi...kandittu sahikkunyilla....

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  19. Lovely stew... would love to try this...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. mouth watering stew---chk out my blog for ur sweet suprise :)

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  21. I liked the name of the dish. I love potato very much. Looks delicious and tempting.

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  22. looks very delicious...truly an unique ishtu..love to try..

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  23. Awesome looking stew..very new recipe, thanks for sharing dear!!

    US Masala

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  24. oh wow looks brilliant, love the colour :)

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  25. adipoli ishtu...super delicious...
    Hi
    an award for you...
    http://traditional-indian-cooking.blogspot.com/p/awards.html

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  26. gosh i love stew..now that i have one more version 2 try out..even better:)

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  27. Delicious recipe with sweet potatoes!!

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  28. I love stew...
    now out of sweet potato. is something I need to try :)

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  29. Hello again Suja,
    I am looking forward to your answers (whenever you find the time) to questionnaire I have posted on my blog,I have tagged 8 bloggers and your are one of them:)Also please let me have the correct url for your blog,I tried kitchen corner try it and also just kitchen corner,but it takes me to some malaysian blog:(

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  30. innovative stew...love to have in this wintery weather..!

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  31. i love ishtu.. planning to make one soon. urs looks delicious
    please visit my space when u get time

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  32. Ishtu is my fav,sweet potato kondu ethuvare try cheythittilla..will try this soon, tell me whether it will be too sweet??

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  33. Thanks all for the encouraging comments:)

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  34. I have had Ishtu in only one friends home and used to love it- Lately i've been buying and using sweet potatoes a lot more - Thanks for reminding me of this dish - would love to try it out.

    from a fellow food blogger :-) please visit my blog when you find a moment. Thanks

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  35. Last night I tried out this stew as it looked different. It was good with appams. Ur recipes are excellent!!!!

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  36. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments and special thanks to Xina for trying my recipes

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