Saturday, July 24, 2010

Vegetable stew

Vegetable stew
This one is my patriotic curry ;) It has the national colors of India :D... okay.. minus the blue

I always wanted to make this look whiter... But carrot gets in the way... Once i tried cooking carrot separately and then added to the stew...but taste suffered... :( Any battle between taste and UI (user interface... or in other words the appearance..) of food is won by taste...

Potato - one medium
Carrot - one medium
Frozen Green peas - 1/3 of a cup
Onion - one medium thinly sliced
Green chilli - 3-4 
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon stick - one inch roll 
Cardamom -3
Black pepper corns - 6-7
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - half tsp (optional)
Thick Coconut milk - half cup

Clean and cube potato and carrot. Heat oil in a pan. Slightly muddle cinnamon, pepper, cardamom and cloves and add this to the heated oil. After a min of stirring, add onions. When onion begins to brown add green chillies, potato, carrot and keep stirring.
After 2 mins add a cup of water. Close the the pan when water starts boiling. After 5 mins add the frozen green peas and salt. Once all the vegetables are cooked, reduce flame and add coconut milk. Mix thoroughly, and shut off the flame. Done!!
This is usually paired with appam or idiyappam... goes very well with chapathis....

Adjust green chillies to taste.
Increase water if you need thinner consistency.
Usually cauliflower and green beans are also added to this recipe

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