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Kerala Vegetable Stew


Kerala Vegetable Stew

Vegetable stew is a breakfast favorite of Kerala and a delicious accompaniment with appam,palappam or idiappam. It is a mild and creamy curry that can be made in a jiffy . Vegetables are cooked in coconut milk and flavored with spices and curry leaves.

Ingredients
Potato - 1 medium
Carrot-2 medium
Beans chopped 1/2 cup
Onion- 1 small
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Green chilly -2-3
Cardamon -2
Cinnamon- 1 inch thick
Cloves- 3
Whole pepper- a few
Star Anise-1peice
Thick coconut milk- 1 cup
Thin coconut milk- 1 1/3 cup
Curry leaves- a few
Coconut oil- 3 tsp


Chop vegetables into small cubes. Heat oil and add the whole spices and saute till there is a nice aroma. Next add onions,ginger, curry leaves and green chilly and saute till it slightly change color. Add the chopped vegetables, salt and thin coconut milk. Close the lid and cook vegetables till it is soft and cooked. Once cooked add the thick coconut milk and simmer for one minute and switch off the flame. Garnish with fresh curry leaves. Serve with vellappam,palappam or idiyappam.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy.

Comments

  1. Very delicious and traditional recipe.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing dear.. YUMMY :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  2. simple , delicious and mildly flavoured south indian curry...loved the colour and the creamy texture..
    Anjana

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  3. Wow creamy and yummy stew..looks yum

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  4. Creamy and yummy stew. Perfect for idiyappams and aapams

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  5. Delicious and comforting soup. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.
    Deepa

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  6. Looks delicious. Proper kerala food...loved it.
    http://lavanyasrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  7. Adipoli, nalla creamy aayitu undu Suja.

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  8. wow..........yummy stwe....luks perfect

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  9. Yummy yumm..I lov to eat with breads too..

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  10. never tried this....i believe this tastes simply yummy....
    Maha

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  11. There you go again...with your delish and delish!!! It looks wonderfully creamy! You use star anise too?

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    1. You can add your own combo of whole spices,it is just optional..I also love to add a pinch of crushed fennel but many will say 'a big' no to it :)

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  12. super and creamy stew...healthy delicious one

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  13. A very nice curry.. I have never actually tried stews.. not that comfortable with adding coconut milk with savory vegetable.. i shud really go for this new flavour..

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  14. lovely vegetable stew..looks so perfect n yum..

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  15. Mouthwatering stew.love the pictures.

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  16. I saw the first picture and was thinking, 'I like this with idiyappams' and I scroll down, you have served with idiyappams, perfect..

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  17. Hello!
    That dish looks really good. Thank you for sharing :)

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  18. Looks so whity delicious.... so yummy.. will surely give a try :)

    http://preethisculinary.blogspot.com

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  19. wow my husband is frm kerala and if he sees this...he would luv it! :)

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  20. Wow....kaanumbzhe eduthu kazhikkaan thonnunnu...aa idiyappavum super.

    Sugamaanu tto...busy aayipoyi...pinne madiyum...atha blog updataan thaamasam..hope to do it at least once a week. ellavarkum sughamalle?

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  21. wow..it's super tempting.Creamy and thick..wonderful presentation dear.

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  22. appam and stew, the best combination ever...looks lovely

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  23. Nice n delicious stew..looks very yumm

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  24. idiyappam n stew wonderful combo..

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  25. Mmmm....looks awesome....nice and creamy

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  26. Delicious and creamy, Now iam longing for some aapam!

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  27. without a question ennikya ishtama...feed me this 3 times i am happy

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  28. Aah! Stew anytime - and this looks so creamy and good

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  29. Lunch kazhinju thante blog eduthathe ulluu.. appam , stew kandittu kazhikkan nthonnunnu, appozha prawns fry kaanunne.. vaayil oru kappal odikkanuilla vellam undu :)

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  30. That is simply delectable looking and I am sure it will taste fantastic with appams especially!

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  31. Combination of palappam and veg stew or mutton stew is very delicious.

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