Prawns and Vegetable Stew
Prawns and vegetable stew is quick and easy to make.It is made with generous amount of coconut milk, and has a delicate flavor and great taste. Spicy chills and earthy spices gives the right balance of sweet, spice and flavor. Stew made with coconut milk is one of the quintessential dishes of Kerala cuisine. Appam and stew is a popular breakfast recipe. Appam and chicken stew is served as first course at wedding parties. This is a classic one you will never get tried of eating.
Mild, creamy and flavorful stew eaten out of the bowl with soft bread is an absolutely comforting meal. It is my go to especially on cold winter evenings.It is simple enough to make for a weekday dinner, this curry barely takes 10 minutes to make.You can use a combination of vegetables like potatoes, sweet potato,peas,beans, carrots or any vegetable of your choice.You can also experiment with different flavors like adding Thai curry paste for a different flavor and taste. You can also serve it over rice or with appam. Try this you will surely love it.
Prawns cleaned- 1 cup
Onion chopped- 1
Ginger- 1/2 inch thick
Garlic- 2 cloves
Curry leaves- a few
Chopped vegetable- 3 cup
(potatoes,carrots, sweet potato, beans and peas)
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
Coconut milk- 2 cup
Salt to taste
Whole spices-cinnamon- 2 piece, clove-4
Green cardamom-2, star anise-1,fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
Clean and devein prawns,marinate with salt,pepper and a pinch of turmeric powder and set aside. Chop vegetables,onion and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add prawns and stir fry till is golden for three minutes. Drain this from the oil and set aside.
In the same pan add more oil and add the whole spice and roast. When there is a nice aroma add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger and curry leaves. Saute till translucent.Add the tomatoes and vegetables and saute for a minutes before adding the spice powders.Pour half of the coconut milk and one cup of water. Cover and cook in medium flame for 6-7 minutes or till the vegetables are cooked.Now add the prawns and simmer for one minute.Pour in the coconut milk and simmer in low until heated through,do not boil.Garnish with fresh curry leaves. Serve with appam or bread.
Hope you will all enjoy!