My Favourite Vegetable Stew
Posted by Annita on February 22, 2006
I prepared Idiappom & this Veg Stew last week when our friends Shuba & Swami visited us.Something when cooked in cococnut milk is usually called Stew.You can prepare stew with chicken,mutton,fish,egg or any vegetables of your choice.There are different recipes for vegetable stew.But this one is my favourite.I do not prepare this quite often,as it need a little bit frying .This recipe is directly from my Amma’s Kitchen.Actually this is her Chicken Stew recipe.I simply added vegetables instead of chicken.You can have this with Appam,Idiappam and Puttu.I don’t think it’ll go well with roti,as it is not that spicy.
The recipe goes like..
Potatoes cubed – 1 large
Carrots , Beans sliced into small bite-sized pieces(just like in Sambar) – 1 cup
Green Peas – 1/2 cup
(You can add cauliflower ,broccoli & turnip if you like..Remember not to add soft fleshy vegetables)
Green Chillies -3
Tomato sliced -1/2
Curry Leaves – a few
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon – 1
Pepper – 8
All Spice – 3
Crush all the above spices into tiny pieces.
Medium concentrated Coconut Milk (Randaam Paalu) – 2 cups
(Dilute the coconut milk by adding more water..If you can prepare coconut milk at home it’ll be good.You can view the recipe at Indira’s Mahanandi )
Thick coconut milk (Onnam Paalu) – 3 tbsp.
Vinegar – 1tbsp
Salt – to taste
Coconut Oil – as needed
Maida/Corn flour – 1 tbsp
Heat the pan and add oil into it.Saute potatoes for a while and remove when the color starts to change.Repeat the procedure with each vegetable.Keep them aside.
You can add more oil if needed.Add crushed masalas and onion,saute for sometime .Do not brown the onions.Add maida and stir until the raw smell goes away.Then add turmeric powder,curry leaves,green chillies and all the vegetables .Pour thin coconut milk into the pan and cook the vegetables till done.Add salt and vinegar, simmer for 2 minutes.Add thick coconut milk and stir well.Remove from fire.Decorate with sliced tomatoes and curry leaves.Serve hot .