A simple dish from God's Own Country

Vegetable stew

The vegetable stew from Kerala, God's Own Country is a versatile dish. It can be used as a side dish for chappatis or dosa / appam. It is quite easy to make. And as all stews go, it is very filling and satisfying after a long day of work.

Other vegetables that go well in this dish are cauliflower and carrots. For those interested in meat, chicken or lamb can be substituted instead

Contributed by Rajan Manickavasagam.

Published 07. May 2011

Vegetable Stew


  • 2 diced potatoes
  • 2 sliced green chillies
  • 4 strips of ginger
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 handful of curry leaves
  • 1 clove
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1-2 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)


  • Dice the potatoes and cook them until they are soft. This can be done quickly in the microwave.
  • Heat the oil in pan.
  • Add onions, ginger, curry leaves, clove and cardamom. The clove and cardamom help flavour the oil.
  • Saute the onions until they are golden brown.
  • Now add the potatos and cook them until they are mashed.
  • Add the peas.
  • Lastly, add the coconut milk and salt.
  • Reduce the heat and let the dish simmer for a couple of minutes.

  • Serve with chappatis/dosa/appams. Happy eating.

Further details

Serves 2 adults.
Preparation time is approximately 10 min.

Cooking time is approximately 20 min.


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