Coconut Stew Video by Tarla Dalal

Coconut Stew Video by Tarla Dalal

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Coconut Stew Video. South Indian coconut vegetable stew, also known as "Vegetable Ishtu" or "Vegetable Stew," is a traditional and flavorful dish that hails from the southern states of India. Enjoyed in Kerala cuisine and Tamil Nadu cuisine. Here's a note on this delicious and aromatic stew: South Indian coconut vegetable stew is a light and fragrant curry made with a base of coconut milk and a medley of fresh vegetables. This stew is a staple in South Indian cuisine and is often enjoyed with appam (a type of rice pancake), idiyappam (string hoppers), dosa (fermented crepe), or steamed rice.

Recipe Description for Coconut Stew

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Makes 4 servings
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For Coconut Stew
1 cup coconut milk (nariyal ka doodh)
2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 green chilli , slit
1/2 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup green peas
1 1/2 cups chopped potatoes
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped french beans
1 tsp cornflour dissolved in 2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) , garnish

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For coconut stew

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}coconut vegetable stew{/span}, heat the coconut oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  2. Add the green chilli, ginger, curry leaves and kashmiri red chillies. Sauté for a few seconds.
  3. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the green peas, potatoes, carrots, french beans and 1 1/2 cups water.
  5. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
  6. Add the coconut milk and cook on low heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add the cornflour-water mixture, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  8. Garnish with coriander and serve {span class="bold1"}coconut vegetable stew{/span} hot with appam.
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Coconut Stew Video by Tarla Dalal
 on 28 Apr 19 07:21 PM

Can this recipe be done in the oven?
Tarla Dalal
29 Apr 19 08:45 AM
   Hi Sharon, We have not tried making it in the oven yet.

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