Cooking for ourselves has been fun, right? But for cooking amateurs like me, it has become exhausting to make the same 4-5 recipes all the time. And while we’re always hunting for quick and easy recipes, Vidhi Doshi a.k.a. @ramenhairedgirl is making sure we don’t die of starvation. So, she sent in her recipe for veg Kerala stew and it made me realise how much I miss eating at South Indian joints. Well, not anymore! This one’s an easy recipe and if you wish to try it out too, scroll down to read the full recipe and feel free to bookmark this.
2 tsp coconut oil
1-inch stick cinnamon
8 curry leaves
1 large chopped onion
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp chilli paste
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped French beans
1 cup chopped potatoes
Salt to taste
350 ml of coconut milk
Pinch of sugar
Step 1: Heat the oil in a nonstick pan and add the whole spices to it—cloves, peppercorns, and cinnamon. Mix well and let the aroma release. Sauté for 1 minute.
Step 2: Now add the curry leaves and let them crackle.
Step 3: Add the onion, mix well, and sauté for 2 minutes till the onion is translucent. Don’t let it brown.
Step 4: Add the ginger-garlic and chilli paste, mix well, and cook for 2 minutes.
Step 5: Add the veggies at this point. You can even add cauliflower and peas if you want. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Step 6: Add salt to taste, 3/4 cup of water, and let it come to a boil. Cover with a lid and let the veggies steam till they are almost cooked.
Step 7: Now add the coconut milk, a pinch of sugar, and mix well. Cover and let it cook till the veggies are completely cooked!
Step 8: Season the curry with a little more ground pepper and serve it with appams or hot steamed rice!
Doesn’t that look delicious? If you do try out this recipe then don’t forget to upload a picture of it tagging us and using the hashtag #MMLifestyle on our Instagram page!