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Easy Potato Stew

Posted by Annita on November 16, 2006

This is a simple potato stew recipe which goes well with appam,idiappam,roti etc

Potato Stew


Boiled Potatoes – 5 small
Sliced Onion – 1 big
Sliced Tomato – 1/2
Green Chillies slit – 5
Ginger- Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Meat Masala – 2 tsp
(Or add chilly powder,coriander powder and garam masala powder combined together)
Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
Thick Coconut milk – 1/2 cup
Curry leaves – a sprig
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Water – as needed
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed


Peel off the skin of boiled potatoes and crumble using your hands into medium size pieces.Heat oil in a pan,pop the mustard seeds .add onion,curry leaves,salt,green chillies and ginger – garlic paste and saute until onion turns translucent.Stir in masala and fry for a while.Add in tomatoes and potatoes,stir and add water.Mix in coconut milk and simmer it for few more minutes stirring in bewteen.Add pepper powder and mix well.Switch off the heat.


16 Responses to “Easy Potato Stew”

  1. Sri said

    Hi Annita,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Whenever i make idiyappam i have it with some milk and sugar,however my hubby doesn’t like it that way…so will try your potato stew next time.

  2. Manju said

    Hi Annita,
    I am a daily visitor to your blog. I have tried a couple of your recipes and I must say that they have all come out well. I like the way you give crisp and clear recipes. Keep up the good work! I am sure that there are many other people like me who are inspired by your culinary experiments :-)

    Thanks a lot,Manju

  3. Rg said

    Potato stew I know of and I make very often, has just the cubed potatoes, sliced onions, lots of – slit green cillies+ ginger juliennes , salt, coconut milk(or regular grinded coconut) and finally for garnishing, lots of curry leaves and few drizzles of coconut oil. that’s abt it. No mustard seeds or garlic, or masalas or tomatoes are added to our stew. Well, I’ll have to try yours the next time I make Idli or Idiappams. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. Yummy looking photo! Thanks again!

  5. Neela said

    Awesome, will try this combo tonight!

  6. Geena said

    Annita, Idiyappam and spicy curry,a very good combination! Nice pictures too.

  7. Prabha said

    My gradma used to prepare the same with pattani (peas). I just love her stew. Still now searching for this recipe. Thanks Annita. It goes well with kuska or coconut milk rice.

    Haven’t tried with green peas yet,Prabha..Thanks for the info.

  8. Venkatesh said

    Hi Annita,
    I loved this simple receipe and tried it couple of weeks ago. It was just fantastic (friends couldn’t believe I, a ‘married bachelor’ made it!). Now I’m back to this page to cook the same stew + idiappam to welcome my wife arriving back this evening :) Thanks a ton!

    I’m really happy to hear this,Venkatesh..Pls let me know whether yor wife liked it.

  9. sreeja said


    Am a new visitor to your receipe. All looks fantastic and easy. Its very helpful for me people away from parents and started cooking for hubby!! i have now 2 / 3 item from your receipes to test.

    Very happy to know about it,Sreeja..Pls let me know how they all turned out for u..

  10. Annita,
    i made your recipe twice. it came out very well.
    thank u so much

    Thanks for letting me know abt it,Asha

  11. Athira said

    Dear Annita
    This is a beautiful recipe .I made potato stew one day and it was really really very good .Thanku so much .

  12. Sophia said

    this soup is sooo good. I added a 1/4 tsp of ground cumin and turmeric to it… one of my new favorites.

  13. Maddy said

    hey thanks for the receipe. It went well!

  14. sarah said

    hi annita…i’m a big fan of yours…your potato stew is really simple and very tasty…i tried it out and was surprised to get a tasty stew coz the recipe was so simple…i didnt expect it to be so good…thanks a lot…this was the first dish i tried from your blog…i’m so sorry for posting the comment so late…usually i never post comments but for you and maria i cant resist doing so…

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