Friday, November 23, 2012

Vegetable Stew Recipe-Mixed Vegetable Stew (Kerala Style)

This is a very simple recipe which goes well with appam and idiyappam. It can be done with a single vegetable or a combination of vegetables. Today we will learn how to make mixed vegetable stew following this easy recipe.

Vegetable Stew

How to prepare Vegetable Stew

Prep time -under 30 mins
Cook time -under 30 mins
Serves -2

Ingredients needed 

Onion -1
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green chilli -2-3 slit
Mixed vegetables - 2 cups ( you can use a mix of carrot, beans, potato, cauliflower, peas)
Thin coconut milk – 1 1/2 cup
Thick coconut milk – 3/4 cup
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt as required

For the seasoning 

Bay leaf -1
Cloves -2
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Final seasoning (optional)

Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few


Chop all the vegetable into medium sized pieces or cubes.

Finely chop onion, garlic and ginger.

Use ready made coconut milk or extract coconut milk from 1 medium sized coconut.


Heat oil, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning, saute for a few seconds, then add onions and garlic.

Saute till onions turn transparent.(do not brown the onions)

Then add ginger, green chilli and the rest of the vegetables.

Add thin coconut milk, need salt and pepper powder. Cook till the vegetables are soft.

Once the vegetables are cooked, add thick coconut milk and heat it a little.(Do not boil after adding the thick coconut milk)

For flavor, heat a tsp of coconut oil, saute curry leaves in it for a second and add to the above.

The consistency of the stew should be thin.

Serve with Idiyappam, appam (coming soon) or any Indian bread.

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  1. Wish i get some appams to finish it with this beautiful stew.

  2. Nice recipe Padhu, wondering it would taste like Thai Veg curry since the ingredients are almost same with exception of some Indian spices.

  3. Love this stew...looks so yummy...

  4. ohhh....such a yummy recipe it

  5. Nice receipe mam, its very light to have but mixture of health items added dish. Easy to prepare also

  6. Looks yummy..Awesome Recipe..
    following you on google+

  7. garlic is not generally added in veg stew in kerala.but a nice variation

  8. I tried this yesterday. It was good. Thanks.

  9. Hi padu it came out good.... Tasty.... Thanks...

  10. I tried was yummy yummy and all loved it...

  11. Tried stew and came up awesome..Thanks padhus kitchen ❤


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