Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Potato Stew

 HAPPY ONAM everyone.

Posting the recipe for a kerala-style potato stew. This stew is usually served with appam and it is also served as an item on the sadhya ela (authentic kerala lunch) . I make my stew in a pressure cooker and I feel it is the easiest way to go about, without consuming much time. Very easy recipe.

Ingredients: ( serves 4)
  • Potatoes - 4 medium (each cut into 6 pieces)
  • Onions - 2 (sliced)
  • Ginger - 2 tbspns (chopped)
  • Green chilies - 3 (slit)
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Pepper corns -  1 tspn
  • Coconut milk - 200 ml
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Coconut oil - 1 tspn (optional)
  • Salt - to taste
  • In the pressure cooker, take 100 ml of coconut milk and add the water
  • Add the potatoes, onions, ginger, chilies, pepper corns and salt
  • Cook for 3 whistles and turn off the heat.  
  • When the pressure has released from the cooker, open it and add the remaining coconut milk, curry leaves and coconut oil and simmer for 5 mins.

Here are some recipes which you might find useful this onam.


Moru kootaan


Cabbage thoran



Paruppu payasam / paruppu pradhaman

Ela ada



  1. Delicious & such an easy method to make stew!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. wow.. like your presentation :)

  3. Would lemon or lime juice be totally inauthentic in this?

    Looks delicious!

    1. Hi Laura,

      Lime/lemon is a definite NO NO for this recipe.


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