Friday, June 27, 2014

VEGETABLE STEW


Ingredients:
Onion-Big (cut into small cubes)
Vegetables-of your choice(I used beans,carrot,potato,cauliflower)
                   (cut lengthwise)
Ginger(grated)- 1 inch
Garlic-2-3 pods(cut thinly lengthwise)
Green chillies-3
Cardamom-2
Cloves-2
Cinnamon-1 inch
Pepper corns-6 (slightly crushed)
Bay leaves-1
Oil-3 tsp
Salt-to taste
Coconut milk-2 cups(1 cup thick+1 cup thin milk)

Coconut milk :
1.Grind the coconut with water and take the first thick milk.Filter and keep it aside.
2.Then add water again to the milk extracted coconut and grind it to get the thin milk.Filter and keep it aside.
3.Keep the thin and thick milk separately.
Method:
1.In a kadai,add oil and heat it.
2.To this,add cardamom,cloves,cinnamon,bay leaves and splutter.
3.Now add onion and green chillies and saute well.(do not make it golden brown).
4.When the onion becomes transparent,add garlic and ginger and saute well.
5.At once,add the vegetables and cook it with thin coconut milk and little water.
6.When its almost cooked,add the thick coconut milk and add salt.
7.Now reduce the flame to simmer and add crushed pepper corns.
8.Slightly boil and switch off the flame,as it will spoil the milk if u boil them too much.
9.Serve hot stew with aapam,idiyappam,idli,dosa etc...





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