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.




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43 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Lovely stew with potatoes and coconut it must be yummy !

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

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  7. Love Kerala Stew. Specially with appams.

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

    Sowmya

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  9. My regular sunday breakfast Aapam and stew

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

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

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  12. Lovely and delicious stew, love it aappam

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

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

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

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

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  17. Love this stew with appams and idiyappams..

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  18. Super tempting stew, You made it perfect

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  19. Yummy and tempting stew...looks awesome!!

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  20. This is so delicious with appams!

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

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  22. Such a simple and delicious dish.. yumm!!

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  23. 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..

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  24. This looks so inviting and absolutely delicious...

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

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  26. That bowl looks so inviting Priya.Yum..

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

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

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  29. Yummy stew.. Looks super delicious..

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  30. 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 :)!

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

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

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

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