Simple Vegetable Stew ( Carrot, Potato and Tomato in mild spicy milk gravy)

Simple Vegetable Stew is an easy and tasty vegetable curry with some vegetables ,number of Indian spices and fresh milk. In Kerala (India) it is very popular break fast side dish and it served with Appam, Idiyappam, Chappathi, Puttu or Bread. Try this simple and easy pressure cooked vegetable stew recipe and enjoy!

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Recipe Type Side Dish/ Kerala/India
Cooking and preparation Time 15 to 20 Minutes
Serve to 3 to 4

Ingredients For Simple Vegetable Stew

Ingredient Quantity Notes
Potato 3 (Medium size) Skinned and Diced
Tomato 1 Medium size Ripen
Carrot 1 Big Cleaned and Diced
Big Onion 1 Big Skinned and Sliced
Ginger (Fat) 1 Inch root Chopped Finely
Garlic (Fat) 2 Cloves Chopped Finely
Green Chilly 2 Chilly Cut into lengthwise
Curry Leaves Few
Oil 2 Tablespoon I used Coconut Oil for this recipe
Fresh Pepper Powder ¾ Tablespoon to 1 tablespoon Adjust as per your Taste
Fresh Meat Spices Powder(Erachii Masala Podi) ½ Teaspoon
Water ½ to 3/4 Cup For cooking vegetables
Fresh Milk 1 Cup I used thick Cow’s Milk
Salt As per your taste

Method For Simple Vegetable Stew

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• Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add chopped ginger and garlic, sauté in a medium heat. When its turn light brown, add sliced onion, green chilly and curry leaves. Sauté next 2 minutes.
• When the onion slices are soft and light brown, add tomato Pieces. Sauté 1 minute.
• Add potato and carrot dices, sauté next 2 minutes.
• Lower the heat and add pepper powder, salt and water. Mix well. Cover and cook in a low heat until the pressure cooker whistle once. Turn off the heat, leave it to cool and its pressure release.
• When pressure released, uncover the cooker and re heat.
• Add ½ Tablespoon Meat spices Powder (erachi masala Podi). Mix well.
• Lower the heat, add fresh milk. Mix well.
• When the milk well mixed with vegetables and spices. Turn off the heat ( once the milk has been added, do not boil stew)
• Taste it and add salt if required.
• Garnish vegetable stew with some curry leaves.
• Serve hot with Appam, Idiyappam, chappathi , bread or Puttu. Enjoy 🙂

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Notes and Tips:-

You can use thick coconut milk instead of cow’s milk.

once the milk has been added, do not boil stew.

The proportion of the potato and carrot must be 3:1, other wise the stew will be sweet

Try to use fresh spices powders for this recipe. It gives your stew special treat.


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