Monday, April 13, 2009

Mixed Vegetables cooked in Coconut gravy



Coconut based gravies are richly flavoured and aromatic. I’ve been a huge fan of Kerala cuisine ever since I’ve tasted puttu, avial, and crab delicacies actually the list is endless ;). I have tried some coconut based recipes at home and some are made pretty often, one such dish is vegetables in coconut gravy from Tarla Dala’s cook book, this dish is very simple and heavenly in taste. I have made some changes to the basic recipe. Here’s the recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups boiled mixed vegetables (French beans, carrots, potatoes, peas)
1 cup thick (coconut milk diluted with 1 cup water)
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 cup chopped onions
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ cup chopped tomatoes
11 tsp lime juice
Salt to taste
2-3 tbsp oil For the masala:
½ cup grated coconut
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp cooked rice
1 tsp chopped green chillies
4 garlic cloves
1 stick cinnamon
1 -2 cloves
2-3 whole black peppercorns
1 whole dry red chilli, broken into pieces

Method:
For the masala, dry roast the coconut, curry leaves, rice on the tava on a low flame stir continuously, until it turns light pink.

Add the green chillies, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, and red chilli stir for 2-3 seconds and remove from the flame and cool.

Remove from the flame, cool and blend to a fine paste using little water. Set it aside.

In a Kadhai/wok heat oil and add onions and sauté till translucent then add the tomatoes, curry leaves turmeric powder, salt and stir till tomatoes are mushy.

Add the masala paste and cook on a low flame till the rawness fades off. Next add coconut milk, vegetables and stir well. Add a bowl of water if you want more gravy.

Check for salt and adjust if required. Cook it on low flame till it comes to a boil. Switch off the flame. The mixed vegetables cooked in coconut gravy is ready to be served.

32 comments:

Ammu said...

Looking delicious & yummy:) Thats true coconut gravies r really rich in flavour. Urs is ideal too.

Varunavi said...

Nice colour,all veggies.....

Sharmila said...

I love anything prepared with coconut milk .. this recipe sounds interesting and easy. :-)

Priya said...

Vegetable stew looks yummy Suparna:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Till today morning I was searching for a stew for aapam,for my friend..! Next time I will refer here! Looks and sounds good Suparna!

Chitra said...

hmm,looks delish.My mom used to make soadhi:)will sure try urs,sounds good:)

Asha said...

Gravy looks so delicious, like Kerala Ishtew. YUM YUM! :)

Ashwini said...

Anything made with coconut milk yumm, rich and tasty..Slurp..

Ann said...

Thats super delicious for sure..yes,we keralites cant live without coconut..haha..lovely..right ?
your gravy looks real yummy

Cham said...

Hmm love the stew looks super delicous!

Lisa said...

Lovely presentation. I've really been enjoying coconut milk in my cooking lately.

indhu said...

yummy dish :)
I made a similar dish... but with ground coconut paste instead of coconut milk...will post soon!

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

DEESHA said...

lovely stew there

ARUNA said...

nice colors, nice clicks....yummy stew!

Aparna said...

Looks good. There are very few people who don't like this.:)

Varsha Vipins said...

fab dish my dear..sounds like an extended form our Aviyal..:)
Happy Vishu..:) Are you making Sadya..I am up with a lenghty Vishu post..:)..

Vibaas said...

looks delicious! :)

sharada said...

love anything with coconut - quint essential in our cooking.
stew looks delicious!!

aquadaze said...

anything with coconut milk in it and I'm game! delicious :)

Suparna said...

Thanks dearies for your visit and encouraging comments.
Happy vishu to all of you!
TC

homecooked said...

Looks so good! love curries with coconut milk!

Maya said...

Yum - love pal kari!

Prathibha said...

looking yummy....

Pavithra said...

Looks so good and healthy too...

Deepa Hari said...

Coconut milk adds a nice flavor right...Stew looks delicious Suparna.

Mandira said...

the vegetable curry looks delicious! shubho nababarsha...

Suparna said...

Thanks all of u for your time and lovely comments :)

Mandira thanks for the visit and Poila Boishakher Shubheccha :)Hope to c u more often .
TC

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Gravy looks great and creamy too... My first visit to your hunting space, love to visit you again... shall catch you with the next recipe

RupaMohan said...

The gravy looks delicious and must have tasted yummy.First time on your blog..You have wonderful recipes

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks delicious! Your website is also very nicely laid out and the name of the site is catchy too!

Suparna said...

Thanks Ramya and Rupa for the visit and hope to see u around more often :)
TC

HCOF:
Thanks for the visit...Keep coming :)
I'll visit ur blog soon coz I love oriya food too :)
TC

Le @HC said...

nice ishtew. Whats missing is Idiappam :)