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
1no Bay leaves
Few curry leaves
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.
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