Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ishtu - Kerala Stew

As i told in my earlier posts, this week's posts are going to be Regional foods which i cooked specially for this month's long blogging marathon. Today's dish name starts with 'I' and its a delicious,easy breezy stew from Kerala. Kerala cuisine is well known for their coconut based curries and stews obviously this stew is prepared completely with freshly squeezed coconut milk and tempered with coconut oil.

This stew is a very delicious side dish to enjoy thoroughly with breakfast dishes like string hoppers,appams or else simply along with rice. Ishthu/Esthu or Ishtu is usually prepared with cooked potatoes simmered in freshly coconut milk along with onions,green chillies and spices. This dish is very simple to prepare and taste very much delicious too.


2nos Potatoes (cooked & cubed)
1no Onion (large & sliced thinly)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
2tbsp Coconut oil
1cup Thin coconut milk
1/2cup Thick coconut milk
2nos Cloves
1no Bay leaves
Few curry leaves
Salt

Heat the coconut oil in a pan, add the bay leaves,cloves,curry leaves, fry them until they turns brown.

Add the onions,slit opened green chillies,chopped ginger, saute until the onions turns transculent.

Now add the thin coconut milk,salt, cook everything in medium flame for few minutes.

Add the cubed potatoes, thick coconut milk,cook again everything in high flame.

Bring it to boil and put off the stove.

Serve warm with rice,appams,dosas or with string hoppers.




Logo courtesy : Preeti
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32

43 comments:

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

I am hearing this name for the first time ..and this sounds like an interesting curry.

Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Love stew, we make this all the time.I like the way u insist on calling it isthu/Esthu hee hee....

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

Istu such a cute name and the stew looks so yummy and delicious :) a very healthy one !! :)

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

lovely stew with coconut

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

istu is my favorite ! that too with rice its awesome!

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

simple and flavourful stew

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely stew with potatoes and coconut it must be yummy !

Pooja Agrawal said... Reply To This Comment

very yummy curry...Loved the pic!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Simply delicious and healthy looking karela stew. Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

Sandhya Karandikar said... Reply To This Comment

Love Kerala Stew. Specially with appams.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

wow potatoes in coconut milk... so yummy and flavorful!!!

Sowmya

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

My regular sunday breakfast Aapam and stew

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Ishtu and appam is one of my favorite combos, looks delicious.

Renu navin said... Reply To This Comment

my hubby's fave and regular in our home.. i love it with bread and idli ..:)

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

my favorite!! looks delicious!!

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and delicious stew, love it aappam

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

any malayalee falls flat for the combination of vellappam and ishtu... u've nailed it perfect akka... :)

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely stew ! and great pic...

Venisri Senthan said... Reply To This Comment

Very new dish to me..but am totally curious to have this stew now dear...yummy!

PrathibhaSreejith said... Reply To This Comment

si,ple and yummy delicious, my fav stew :)

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

never knew it was called by this name as well...beautiful recipe

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Love this stew with appams and idiyappams..

jeyashri suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Super tempting stew, You made it perfect

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks soooo healthy n yummy..

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and tempting stew...looks awesome!!

Renuka said... Reply To This Comment

This is so delicious with appams!

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

ishtu ennaku romba ishtam love all the kerala based recipes yumm they look.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Such a simple and delicious dish.. yumm!!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, I am surprised that you haven't posted this till now?...anyway that's good right..and your picture looks so good..very nice one..

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so inviting and absolutely delicious...

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

Ishtu is one of my fav to go with idiyappam, though the recipe looks simple not everyone can achieve this kinda creamy consistency, Sooper

Sowjanya Alok said... Reply To This Comment

Feeling Hungry

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Warmth of coconut, yummy!

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

sounds very flavorful!

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. look so delicious and tasty

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

That bowl looks so inviting Priya.Yum..

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

One of my fav Kerala recipes, looks so inviting...nice choice of recipes, I for Ishtu :)

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Love these coconut flavored, simple veggie dishes from your home state.

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy stew.. Looks super delicious..

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

My mother just pressure cooks everyhitn together with green chillies and then once the pressure is released, she adds the coconut milk and lets it boil. It tastes heavenly for such a simple dish. You can add carrots, cauliflower etc too to this.

Planning to do this again soon :)!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Such a simple yet flavorful stew! Such a cute name to the dish.

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

This bm got to learn a lot of keral recipes...looks very inviting Priya!!

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Love the curry. I am yet to try this delicious stew. Bookmarking it.