Vegetable Stew without Coconut Milk

July 16, 2018

how to make Vegetable Stew without Coconut Milk

Vegetable Stew or Vegetable Ishtu is one of the prominent dishes in Kerala served as a breakfast. It is best enjoyed with hoppers (appam), string hopper (Iddiyappam), chapati or Puttu.
In fact, in Kerala, Vegetable stew is usually prepared with coconut milk, because of its abundance. I'm sure many of us find it tedious making any coconut based recipes. Breaking a coconut, grating and for God's sake, don't ask me if you need the coconut milk too. I would prefer making a different dish.


Moreover our lifestyle has changed a lot, busy life and even sometimes scarcity of coconuts. Though we have a lot more options of ready made coconut milk or coconut powder, I would definitely not go for any processed food. Will you? So, here comes a quick solution to this.  You can enjoy the same taste but with easily available ingredients.

how to make Vegetable Stew without Coconut Milk

In this recipe, I have replaced coconut milk with rice flour (for a creamier texture), milk and sugar to give a sweet taste like coconut milk. You can prepare this in a pan or in a cooker for a quick fix.

Learn How to make Vegetable stew without coconut milk with step by step photos:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add crushed whole garam masalas followed by crushed ginger and then sliced onion and green chillies. Saute till onion turn translucent. Soak rice flour in water. 

  2. Add all the chopped vegetables of your choice and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for 7-10 minutes or till vegetables are tender.

  3. Add the rice flour and water mix to the cooked vgetables. Add 1/2 cup of water and milk. Finally add pepper, salt and sugar. Mix well and cover and cook. Once it starts boiling, turn off the flame. 

  4. Serve after 5 minutes along with your favourite hopper.




Vegetable Stew without Coconut Milk
 Prep Time5 minutes
 Cook Time20 minutes
 Servings
people
INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add crushed whole garam masalas followed by crushed ginger and then sliced onion and green chillies. Saute till onion turn translucent. Soak rice flour in water.
  2. Add all the chopped vegetables of your choice and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for 7-10 minutes or till vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the rice flour and water mix to the cooked vgetables. Add 1/2 cup of water and milk. Finally add pepper, salt and sugar. Mix well and cover and cook. Once it starts boiling, turn off the flame.
  4. Serve after 5 minutes along with your favourite hopper.
RECIPE NOTES
  1. You can also use wheat flour or corn flour, if you are out of rice flour.
  2. If you are planning to use dry peas, make sure to soak it overnight. For 1/2 cup of ready peas, you need to soak 1/4 cup of dried peas.
  3. You can add cauliflower or any vegetables of your choice.

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