Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Stew is always in our weekly menu. I prepare it as a side-dish usually for idli or appam. I never had idli-stew combination before my wedding and I found that it was something very common at my husband's family. I was actually unaware of such a combo and for me it was always idli-chutney or idly-sambhar. I just loved idli and vegetable stew combo the first time I had it and from then on I started preparing stew for idli.

The stew is a common sidedish for most of the breakfast in Kerala such as appam, idiyappam etc. The vegetables are cooked in coconut milk along with whole spices which makes this curry so flavourful and delicious. I have posted Soya chunks stew recipe long back, which is a small variation to this. If you haven't tried idli - stew combo, do try it and you will love this.



What you need?

1 cup mixed Vegetables of your choice
1 Onion chopped
Whole Spices: 1/2 stick Cinnamon, 2-3 Cloves, 2 Cardamom pods, 1 star anise
3-4 Green chillies slit
1/2" pc Ginger finely chopped
5-6 Curry Leaves
1 cup thin Coconut milk
1/2 cup thick Coconut milk
Pepper powder or crushed Peppercorns
1 tsp Oil
Salt

How to prepare?

Heat oil in a pan. Add the whole spices as mentioned above and saute until it emits aroma. Add ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and saute for a minute. Now add onions and saute until onion turns transparent.

Add the vegetables, pepper and salt and saute for a few minutes. Add the thin coconut milk and water if required, then cover and cook until all the vegetables are cooked. Reduce the flame and finally add the thick coconut milk and mix well. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Serve with idli, appam or idiyappam.



Sending this to the Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Kaveri , original event announcement here.










50 Tasty Comments:

Ramya said...

stew looks awesome..i have never tried idli-stew combo..will try someday

Prabhamani said...

Wow..vegetable stew looks really aweosome!!Never tried with Idlies before..Thanks for sharing..

vineetha said...

That's an interesting combination...sounds good :)
I try stew with puttu too:)

divya said...

Yum yum,mouthwatering here,

gwl said...

Tasty combination,certainly should try it out.
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Nalini's Kitchen said...

wow!!!such a delicious and yummy stew,love the color its pure white,mine will be pale yellow color always,will try ur version soon.

Priya's Feast said...

I luv this stew...No words,I can slurp it anytime..

Archana said...

Thanks remember my MIL making this.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks creamy n yummy

Aarthi said...

YUMMO..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering..I have bookmarked it..

Aarthi
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Priya said...

Super tempting and delicious stew,inviting.

Square Meals said...

Stew is one of my favourites too :-)

Aparna from Square Meals

sangee vijay said...

vegetable stew sounds so yummy and nice preparation too...love its original color, nice clicks Sobha!
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Nisha said...

Bookmarked :). I was looking for this white stew recipe for quite some time now

Now Serving said...

A very favorite combination - Idlis look soft and spongy and the stew is a lovely white color :) thanks for sharing dear :)

Julie said...

Interesting combo..will give it a try :-)

Erivum Puliyum

Sreevalli said...

Very flavorful stew..bookmarking it..

Sravs said...

Stew looks delicious !!

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Viki's Kitchen said...

Love this stew combo with idly....delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very delicious and comforting Veg Stew. Pics are wonderful.

Deepa
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cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, mmm your stew looks very appetising and pretty also. have a nice day

Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love stew and this looks superb. You got such a beautiful white color.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious creamy stew...

radha said...

I have had stew with the sanna idli - and yes, it was delicious. But never with the regular idli. It has been some time since I made stew. And now am motivated enough to make it today. The stew in the picture looks so good.

Maayeka said...

Very delicious and interesting combination ..nice white colour of stew..

Christy Gerald said...

Awesome luking Stew Dear.Healthy one!

Anisha Ranjit said...

Your stew looks perfect rich and creamy with bright veggies...I can have veg stew and appam all times of the day... I love it.

Vidhya said...

Stew looks yum.Never had it with idli.Got to try this combo.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love stew and you had made so white which i always find difficult,nice recipe!

Sayantani said...

love this flavourful light stews. perfect way to start a day.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Luks very beautiful and perfect

Kaveri said...

Definitely a very different combination...Idly and stew! Must try..Yummy recipe of stew
Thanks for linking.

Vimitha Anand said...

Creamy and yummy combo

Prathima Rao said...

A delish stew!!! Never tried with idlis..Will try it soon ;)
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faseela said...

awesome luking stew..

Anzz said...

The veg stew looks awesome. Never tried it with idli before. I have an award for you at my place. Do collect it dear.

Treat and Trick said...

So creamy and perfect combo!

Julie said...

You have an award at my space ,please collect it dear:-))
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Square Meals said...

Hi Sobha,

There is an award awaiting you. Please collect it from Square Meals.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

Thats an interesting combo, idli & stew! even i have only had it with appam & love it. this looks delecious :)

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Never tried Idli-Ste combo, love both though. will give it a try soon. Loved those clicks dear, very sharp and beautiful clicks.
You have an award waiting at my space, pls come and grab it dear...
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Chandrani said...

Very healthy and yummy vegetable stew..

Lizy said...

simple,creamy and pure stew..

Sobha Shyam said...

I am yet to try puttu - stew combo Vineetha...:)

Sobha Shyam said...

Thanks for sharing the award Anzz :)..do try the idli-stew combo.

Sobha Shyam said...

Thanx a lot Julie for sharing the award :)

Sobha Shyam said...

Thanx a lot Aparna and Gomathi for sharing the award..:)

Sobha Shyam said...

Thank you Prathibha for the sweet comments..Thanx a lot for sharing the award :)

Sobha Shyam said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. Do try the idli- stew combo and let me know if you liked it :)

Mahi said...

Idli-stew? Hmm..interesting! :)

Stew looks snow white..tempting! :P

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