Monday, December 17, 2012

Kerala style Potato ishtew/stew

This is typical kerala style potato stew which i grew up eating as my mom is from kerala., it's one of my mother's best dishes.As children, we used to spend our summer vacations in one of my uncle's place in calicut,Kerala and it was so fun.My aunty used to cook this authentic kerala style dishes specially same style lamb stew, which is very famous in kerala and served in almost all the wedding receptions along with apams.
  • 4 Potatoes (cut into 1 cm square pieces)
  • 2 onion ( cut into 1 cm square)
  • 5-6 Green chillies( slit)
  • 6-7 Cloves
  • 2( 1 inch pieces) Cinnamom
  • 1/2tsp Fennel /saunf
  • 1tsp Ginger chopped
  • 3 cups Fresh Coconut ,grated
  • 1tbsp Maida/cornflour
  • 2tsp Ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 spring Curry leaves
Cooking Directions

  1. Pressure cook potatoes pieces,chopped onion,slit green chillies ,giner , cinnamon, cloves , fennel and salt in 3 cups of water.Take 2 whistle and switch off the flame.Let the cooker cool down naturally until the pressure is released
  2. In the meantime grind coconut to smooth paste adding 2 cups of water and strain all the milk.Now add 1 cup of water to the residue and again grind to smooth paste and strain and mix both the milk together and keep aside.
  3. After 20 mins open pressure cooker and transfer the cooked potatoes into a big sauce pan and boil it again.
  4. Mix maida with coconut milk and slowly add this to sauce pan and stir it well to avoid any lump and to smoothen the gravy.When the gravy is slightly thick add chopped curry leaves and ghee or coconut oil ( i prefer ghee,as it gives rich flavour and aroma ) and mix it well,check for seasoning and switch off the gas.
  5. Serve hot with kerala parotta or apam.It also goes well with puri or any coconut based rice dises like Paan polo(neer dosey in kannada,adsara in kerala,Oondi(steamed rice balls)  or rice rotti