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Vegetable Stew

To stew is to slowly cook food, which results in a soup-like food called a stew. If you cook something slowly, like vegetables, you stew it. The result of stewing is also called stew, which is usually chunky, like a thick soup. Stew is a popular breakfast item eaten with lacy Appams. It's light on stomach,creamy texture due to Coconut milk and loads of veggies of your choice. There are veg and non veg versions of stew made throughout Kerala. 


Potatoes, green peas, Carrots, french beans, ginger, green chillies,curry leaves, coconut milk, salt to taste.

  1. Pressure cook potato, beans, and carrot with water and a little bit of salt, for 1 whistle. Keep aside, allow the pressure to release on its own

  2. Add 1 sprig of curry leaves, ginger and green chilies. Once the raw smell of the ginger subsides

  3. Add the pressure-cooked vegetables, followed by adding thin coconut milk. Close the lid and allow it to cook on a low flame. Once the stew starts boiling, add frozen peas.

  4. As the dish starts boiling again, check for the veggies to be cooked perfectly and once done, add thick coconut milk. Do not allow the stew to boil after this stage.

  5. Top the stew with pepper powder and check for salt. Swirl the pan once and cook for another 2 minutes on a low flame. Top with 1 sprig of curry leaves and coconut oil. Turn off the flame.

  6. Serve with Appam

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