Kerala’s potato stew is a creamy and mildly spiced, which is pretty easy to make. It is served with Appam and is also a must during festivals and special occasions.
Appam and Ishtu/stew is yet another favorite at home. This makes to our dinner table at least once in a week. We like our ishtu a bit thick (not too runny). So please adjust the consistency of the gravy to your choice.
You need –
- Potatoes – 2, large boiled, peeled and roughly mashed
- Thick coconut milk – 3/4 cup
- Onion – 1 medium, thinly sliced
- Green Chilies – 1 or as per taste
- Ginger – I small piece, finely sliced
- Salt – to taste
- Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
- Coconut Oil – 2 teaspoons
- Water – 3/4 cup
How to –
In a pan add the water, sliced onion, green chili, curry leaves, ginger and bring to a rolling boil.
Add the potatoes and mix well. Continue to cook for 2 minutes.
Add the coconut milk, salt and bring to a gentle simmer but do not boil.
Drizzle the coconut oil and cover and let it sit for a few minutes before you serve.
14 thoughts on “Ishtu / Kerala potato stew”
slurp… a couple of vellapams as well, please!!! 😉
Something new yet its so tempting. Let me try out for this weekend for the much loved potatoes and coconut milk.
looks interesting creamy
Wow adipoli stew ! Love those ingredients click looks like u are more into dark tone photography now.
You are killing me with your dishes, let me tell you how much I love this..I love it, especially with Aapam, oh wow.
perfect stew.. wish to have them with appam.. I still remember the days when I stayed in Thrissur, Kerala.. It was usually prepared for appams for our breakfast
This is a regular here too Rekha. And we like it thick 🙂 Loved the clicks 🙂
beautifully presented n very well explained..looks super awesome
I love the dishes prepared in coconut milk.. Creamy, tempting gravy..
Ahh, one of my favs.. Tempting with idiyappams 🙂 A regular here at my kitchen 😉
Wow Rekha, though I am not that fond of ishtu, your pictures are prompting me to make them right now…looks superrr!!
tempting stew…nice to eat with idiyappam
so so enticing and beautiful presentation!!! very tempting stew….happy to follow you!
Ishthu became one of our favourite now, makes me drool..