Vegetable Stew



Mixed Vegetables – 2 cups
Thin coconut milk – 1 cup
Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup
Cashewnuts – 8 to 10
Onions – 1 large sliced.
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1/2 tbsp
Green chillies – 1
Green cardamom – 4
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Star Anise – 1
Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – a handful
Coconut oil – 2 tsp

For Garnish:
Coconut oil – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 4 to 5

Soak cashew nuts in hot water for half an hour.Grind it into a smooth paste.

Take Mixed Vegetables like Potatoes,Carrots,Green peas,French beans,Cauliflower and slice it into 1/2 inch piece.Steam all the vegetables.

Slice onions.Crush cardamoms.

Heat oil in a pan. Add Cloves,Cinnamon,crushed cardamom and black pepper and fry for few seconds.
Add curry leaves and sliced onions and fry till onions become transparent.
Onions should not be browned.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.Add all the steamed vegetables,salt,cashew nut paste and thin coconut milk and mix well.

Cover and cook the stew for 10 minutes.
Add thick coconut milk and cook for 5 minutes.

Heat coconut oil in a small pan .Add few curry leaves and fry them well.
Garnish the stew with fired curry leaves.

Serve this vegetable stew as side dish for Appams.


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