Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Vegetable Stew

For the appam that I posted yesterday, my favorite accompaniment is a vegetable stew. An Indian stew is quite different from its western counterparts in that it is never served as a soup by itself. It is always eaten with rice or dosas or, in this case, appams.

Vegetable Stew

4 small Potatoes, boiled and chopped
1/2 cup Peas
1 tsp Ginger, chopped
1 small Onion, chopped
3 Green Chillies, sliced fine
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1 tsp Salt
3-4 Curry Leaves
1 tsp Butter (optional)

In a heated pan, cook the chopped potatoes, peas, ginger, onion and green chillies in the water. When it starts to boil, add salt.

Let it continue cooking until the mixture has been reduced to 1/4 the pan. Lower heat to warm and add the coconut milk, curry leaves and the butter.

When it reaches a boil again, remove from heat. Serve warm with appams, rice or dosas.

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Sunshinemom said...

Anything cooked in coconut milks smells and tastes just divine!! Simple and tasty recipe, Anu.

lakshmi said...

finally someone like me who doesn't do the whole thin coconut milk, thick coconut milk business.:D

Anonymous said...

love appam and stew... i have bought an appam chatti too but am yet to inaugurate it!!

lakshmi said...

oh noes, you use the water to thin the coconut milk first!!!

Arundathi said...

Thanks, Sunshinemom!

Lakshmi - I don't do the thin/thick thing - made a mistake in the post - have corrected it now.

Arundati - take it out and use it now! :-)

CurryLeaf said...

Simply love it.With appam its divine.I also combi it with idiappam as well.

Shama Nagarajan said...


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Veg stew with coconut milk is divine... and the best companion for Appam...

Anonymous said...

Creamy veggie stew must be delicious. Nice recipe!

Unknown said...

wow.. looks perfect...

Dragon said...

You had me when you listed cocount milk....yum!

Arundathi said...

Curry Leaf - yup its great with idiappams as well.

Shama Nagarajan - Thanks

Ramya - Yes it is!

Farida - Thanks

Srikars Kitchen - Thanks

Dragon - :-) yup - coconut milk is definitely the clincher!

Medhaa said...

wow this looks so creamy and nice

Maricar said...

How come when I click on a recipe that looks delicious, I get sent right to you? Can't wait to try this!