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March 14, 2012

Restaurant style Vegetable Stew Recipe - Kerala Style Side Dish For Appam

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Kerala style vegetable stew recipe

I wanted to try Kerala style vegetable stew recipe for a long time and I finally got it from my neighbor. A big thanks to Mrs.Prema .This recipe was a super hit at home. We loved it. It was very simple to prepare , flavorful and delicious to relish with aapam. My husband loved this combo. What else I need to share this recipe in my space. Its really a good side dish for appam and idiyappam.

Do check out my aapam recipe using idli,dosa batter if interested.

Kerala style vegetable stew

Vegetable stew recipe for appam

Vegetable stew recipe for appam How to make vegetable stew for appam
Cuisine: Kerala
Category: Side dish for appam
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • **Thick Coconut milk – 3/4 – 1 cup
  • Boiled Milk – 1/4 cup 
  • Carrot - 1 no  ( I inch length)
  • Potato - 1 no (-do-)
  • Big onion - 2 nos (slice thinly)
  • Green chilly - 2 nos (slit)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece ( Finely chopped)
  • Salt - As needed
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Curry leaves - Few
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2 nos
Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

**Grind one cup of grated coconut with 1/2 cup warm water and extract the milk.

  • Heat coconut oil in a kadai, saute the cinnamon, cloves. Then add onion slices. Sauté till it turns transparent. Now add the slit green chillies and chopped ginger pieces. Sauté for a minute. Then add the chopped carrot and potato pieces. Toss well.
    Kerala style vegetable stew
  • Now add the water and salt to cook the vegetables. Close the kadai with a lid and allow the veggies to cook completely. Meanwhile, add little warm water to the grated coconut and grind in the mixie. Extract the thick milk from it. Set aside.
    After the vegetables are cooked , add the coconut milk, pepper powder and boil for few seconds. Remove the kadai from stove and add the boiled milk if the stew is very thick. Stir well & transfer the stew into a serving bowl and add the raw pinched curry leaves. Close it with a lid to retain the aroma.
    Kerala style vegetable stew
Enjoy !
  1. Coconut oil gives the flavor to this stew. So please don’t substitute it with cooking oil.
  2. If you feel the gravy is very thick, you can add milk at any time even during serving. Also adjust the salt accordingly.
  3. You can cook the vegetables in thin coconut milk instead of water.

Enjoy Appam with this delicious vegetable stew and have a yummy breakfast !
Vegetable stew recipe 

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Kalyani said...

looks delicious ......

Sumi said...

This is the best comibation.I too make this whenever I make appam, But I don't milk. Next time I will try that :)

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy and delicious stew

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

never tried this, yummy stew. Tempting me a lot

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Always love Appam-stew combo, yummy :-)

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Shobha said...

Appams and stew... nothing like it ..absolutely divine !

Sangeetha M said...

Stew n Appam looks more tempting...excellent it!!
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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yumy stew... looks yum with appam...

Unknown said...

Havent had this combination, looks yum

chef and her kitchen said...

I just love this combination...looks perfect

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely stew !! I love that with Appam !!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

just love this combo...looks very tempting and delicious.

Lifewithspices said...

this is a wonderful combo..

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Delicious looking stew, looks so good!

Vimitha Durai said...

Ohhhh that would make an awesome combo.. drooling here

hemalata said...

Very yummy n creamy stew,looks so healthy.

Rumana Rawat said...

What a lovely recipe:)

Julie said...

Delicious stew n wonderful combo with appam!!

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Suja Manoj said...

Lovely stew..perfect with appams

lata raja said...

Milk is an extra additon that i have never tried in the stew. Must add to the creamy texture. I will use this tip soon!

Akila said...

That was simply gorgeous. Love to have it.

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Kavi said...

Hi Chitra.. I just bumped into your blog by chance. And I've fallen in love with it! You've got some delicious traditional recipes that I had long forgotten about! And the pics are great too! :)
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Laavanya said...

Stew is my favorite combination for aapams.