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kerala style vegetable stew recipe - easy to make lightly spiced, delicate and aromatic stew with mixed vegetables, coconut milk and spices. a popular stew from the kerala cuisine.

4.75 from 12 votes
total time:
40minutes

vegetable stew recipe with step by step photos – easy to make lightly spiced, delicate and aromatic stew with mixed vegetables, coconut milk and spices. a popular stew from the kerala cuisine.

on some days when i don’t make dosa, i end up making our favorite breakfast appam and kerala style vegetable stew.

usually i always have carrots, beans, potatoes and peas at home. so these veggies end up being in the veg stew. when i have to make the stew, i prepare coconut milk a day before and keep in the fridge. sometimes to make things easy, i use dabur’s coconut milk which is easily available in india. dabur’s coconut milk works well as a substitute for thick coconut milk. you can also use any other good brand of ready coconut milk as a substitute for thick coconut milk.

kerala vegetable stew is so easy to prepare. you just need to temper and cook the veggies. if you cannot have it with appams, then just serve the stew with steamed rice. i have used thin coconut milk to cook the vegetables. if you don’t have thin coconut milk, then cook the vegetables in water instead. you can also check this potato stew recipe.

the stew is flavored with warm aromatic spices tempered in coconut oil. what you get are tender cooked vegetables in a delicate, spiced, light, aromatic stew with the flavor and taste of the coconut milk.

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vegetable stew recipe

kerala style vegetable stew recipe - easy to make lightly spiced, delicate and aromatic stew with mixed vegetables, coconut milk and spices. a popular stew from the kerala cuisine.
course main course
cuisine kerala
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 3 to 4
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 small to medium sized carrots, peeled chopped
  • 2 potatoes OR 1 large potato OR about 150 grams potato, peeled and chopped
  • ¾ or 1 cup peas (matar)
  • 70 to 80 grams french beans
  • 1 large onion OR 5-6 shallots - thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 garlic - crushed into a paste in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 inch ginger, julienned (adrak)
  • 2 to 3 green chilies, slit (hari mirch)
  • 1.5 inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 4 to 5 cloves - crushed or kept whole (lavang)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper (kali mirch powder)
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms (choti elaichi) - crushed or kept whole (optional)
  • 2.5 cups thin coconut milk or water * check notes for pressure cooking the veggies with water
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 12 to 15 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • salt as required
  • sugar as required (optional)

how to make vegetable stew recipe

  1. heat coconut oil. add the whole & crushed spices - cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, black pepper. saute them till fragrant.
  2. then add the ginger, garlic, green chilies, sliced onions and curry leaves. saute till the onions become translucent. don't brown the onions.
  3. add the chopped veggies and stir well.
  4. add thin coconut milk or water. cover the pan and cook the veggies.
  5. the veggies should be cooked till they are tender and done.
  6. lastly add the thick coconut milk. stir well and simmer for just half a minute.
  7. if you want, you can also heat a few teaspoons of oil and fry curry leaves in it till crisp. then add this curry leaves tempering from top before serving the vegetable stew.
  8. serve kerala style vegetable stew with appams or steamed rice.

recipe notes

* if using water instead of thin coconut milk, you can use the pressure cooker for cooking the veggies. just add 2 cups water and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.

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how to make kerala style vegetable stew recipe:

1. heat coconut oil. add the whole & crushed spices – cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and black pepper. fry them till fragrant. then add the ginger, garlic, green chilies, sliced onions and curry leaves. saute till the onions become translucent. don’t brown the onions.

fry spices for veg stew recipe

2. add the chopped veggies and stir well.

3. add thin coconut milk or water. cover the pan and cook the veggies.

add coconut milk to veggies

4. the veggies should be cooked till they are tender and done.

making kerala veg stew recipe

5. add the thick coconut milk. stir well and simmer for just half a minute.

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6. serve kerala vegetable stew with appams or steamed rice.

kerala vegetable stew recipe

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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52 comments/reviews

  1. Hi,
    I was looking for an authentic Kerala stew recipe and my god this just hit the spot. I have a cafe in Melbourne and wanted to try out something to surprise my customers and this should do it. 5 starts to you my friend.
    Thanks
    Hey and also great work on working on so many recipes.
    Cheers Nathan.

    • thank you anuveer. wish you all the best with your cafe. happy cooking.

  2. Dear Dasanna, this is an excellent recipe. It came out very well. I’m impressed considering that you’re not natively a Keralite. Thanks and cheers!

    • Welcome Kartik. Glad to get a positive feedback from a Keralite. My father is from Kerala. So I am used to having kerala food while growing up. I am very familiar with the taste.

  3. HI,
    I like your recipes very much.
    Could you please post a recipe to make pizza with wheat atta (not maida) and without yeast and processed cheese.

    My family is against maida, yeast and processed cheese.

    • mayank, i have shared a no yeast pizza recipe which is made on a tawa. you can also make this pizza recipe in an oven. using the same recipe substitute maida with atta. add more water if required while kneading. the taste of this no yeast pizza made with atta is more like chapatis. if you are fine with it, then you can use this recipe.

      you don’t need to use processed cheese. you can use fresh mozzarella cheese which is not processed or you can use paneer cubes on top of the pizza.

      recipe here – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/tawa-pizza-recipe-no-yeast-pizza/

  4. The recipe tasted perfect and my husband appreciated as well. Many thanks and keep up the good work. Your website has become my Bible for cooking ?

    • thanks a lot remya. glad to read your comment ?

  5. All receipes are very taste and yummy and thanks

    • thanks geetha.

  6. Its simply DIVINE…Love the recipe and the result as well?

    • thanks for this feedback. nice to know.

  7. I have tried many recipes from your site. Today morning, I tried this and came out well. Thanks for the recipes. Keep going.

    • welcome chithra and thankyou for your kind words.

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