Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Vegetable Stew(Kerala Style)

      Though the traditional kerala style vegetable stew is made with coconut milk, stew can also be made using whole milk with no compromise in taste.To me stew has to look white , that's how i've been taught from my keralite friend.

Diced carrots - 1 cup
Chopped Sugarsnap peas - 1 cup
Sliced potatoes - 1 cup
Ginger grated - 2 tsps
Chopped garlic - 2 tsps
Chopped Red onions - 1 cup
Curry leaves chopped - a few
Chopped coriander - a few
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Bay leaf - 1 (optional)
Cloves -2
Whole milk - 2 pints
Oil - 2 tsps
Salt - 1 tsp

Cooking Method:
Bring the wholemilk to a boil in a saucepan for 5 minutes in medium heat. In a wide bottomed pan heat 2 tsps of oil and add the bay leaves,cloves and cinnamon . Wait until the aroma starts coming . At this point add garlic and saute for a couple of minutes followed by onions for 3 minutes. Add the boiled milk and rest of the ingredients except coriander and keep stirring occasionally  until all the vegetables are cooked.Garnish it with coriander and serve.
I've added homegrown sugarsnap peas.Podless fresh/frozen peas can also be added. If you are not worried about the amount of calories involved, add cocnut milk instead of whole milk.Tastes best with kerala appam. Can also be served with idli/dosa/bread/chappathi/Naan


Rachel Cotterill said...

That looks absolutely delicious! :D

Anonymous said...

yummmm this aviyal looks so comforting and tasty:-)