Potato Stew Recipe – Kerala Style potatoes stewed in coconut milk

Potato Stew – Potatoes stewed in coconut milk

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Potato Stew – A type of “No-onion, No-garlic” gravy in which potatoes are stewed (slow-cooked in a liquid – stew-wiki) in coconut milk and tempered with spices and green chillies. Potato stew would be a great accompaniment for plain dishes like Idly, Idiappam, Appam etc.

Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

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I have been meaning to prepare a stew variety for a really long time, but I just hate the coconut milk extraction process, although there is nothing hard about it. I just don’t like the grinding / squeezing mess, that’s it. 😐 😐 Sigh!!! Anyhow, the continuous rain has pepped up my mood today and that glee has triggered me to cook this potato stew despite my loathing for coconut milk extraction process. 😀 I could have used the ready-made coconut milk powder available in super markets, but I have made a recent resolution of not buying any Ready-madeProcessed/Frozen food items. And, I strongly believe that the natural ingredients would beat up the ready-made ones in taste and health. That’s how I landed on my potato stew today and the outcome was so delicious with my Idlies, as I expected. 🙂 So, here I am typing out that delicious ‘kerala style’ potato stew recipe for you. 🙂

Over to Potato stew recipe from Home-Making-Delight..

Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes stewed in coconut milk

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking time – 10 -12 minutes

Ingredients:

A big coconut (Thengai) – one half (If it is small/medium, use the whole one or 3/4th atleast)

Potatoes (Urulai Kizhangu)- 2

Edible oil – 2 tbsp

Coconut oil – 2 tbsp (Optional, can be replaced with any edible oil)

Ginger (Inji) – 1/2 inch piece

Mustard seeds (Kadugu) – t tsp

Green chillies – 2

Pepper powder (Milagu thool) – 1 tsp

Urad dhal (Ulundhu) – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds (Jeera / Jeeragam) – 1 tsp

Ajwain (Omam) – 1 tsp (Optional)

Curry leaves (Karivepilai) – a few

Cilantro (kothamalli thazhai) –  a few to garnish

Salt – as needed

Asafoetida (Hing/Perungayam) – a pinch

Preparation Method:

  1. Peel the skin off your potatoes and dice them. Slit your green chillies, chop your ginger and keep them ready.

    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

  2. Grate/Cut the coconut and add 1.5 cup of water and extract coconut milk by grinding in a Mixie/food processor. This is called first coconut milk. Keep this aside. Repeat the process by using the same coconut residue. Add 1.5 cups of water to it; grind and squeeze out the coconut milk. This is called second coconut milk which would be watery when compared to the first. Click here to see step-by-step coconut milk extraction process.
  3. Boil the chopped potatoes and ginger in the second coconut milk in a non-stick pan/kadai in medium flame.

    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

  4. Once the potatoes are well cooked and the milk is absorbed, switch off the stove.

    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

  5. Mash them well using a potato-masher or spatula.

    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

  6. Heat 2 tbsp of veg oil & 2 tbsp of coconut oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add jeera, ajwain, urad dhal, slit green chillies and curry leaves.

    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

  7. Add the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper and saute well for a minute.

    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

  8. Add the first coconut milk and bring to boil in medium flame. Add hing to it and let it boil for a minute and switch the stove off.
    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

  9. Garnish with cilanto and enjoy your tasty Potato Stew with your Idly / Idiappam / Appam. I guess this would go well with Chapathis too.

    Potato Stew Recipe - Potatoes in coconut milk - Home-Making-Delight

    Potato Stew Recipe – Potatoes in coconut milk – Home-Making-Delight

Tit-Bits:

  1. You can use ready-made coconut milk powder also. But, I recommend the natural one.
  2. This potato stew can be eaten with kerala special dishes like puttu, Appam etc. This goes well with Poori, chapathi, adai and even plain bread.

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