If I have a couple of veggies and a coconut, the 2 best dishes I can think of are:-
- Vegetable Stew
- Vegetable Khurma
I had already posted the recipes for Vegetable Stew and Vegetable Khurma but I am reposting it for Let’s Go Nuts – Coconuts, hosted by Padmajha of Seduce Your TasteBuds, brainchild of Aqua.
Vegetable Stew is another favorite dish of Keralites. It is made in Coconut Milk using vegetables of your choice. Coconut Milk imparts a wonderful flavor to the stew. You can make stew using a single vegetable or use a combination of veggies like Potatoes, Carrots, Green Peas, Beans and so on. It goes well with Palappam or Velayappam, Idiyappam, Parotta etc.
Here goes my recipe for Kerala vegetable Stew.
Vegetable Khurma or Khorma is one of my favorite Indian dishes. It is a colorful medley of vegetables simmered in a thick coconut cashew gravy. The dish has a wonderful aroma imparted by Indian Spices.
The preparation of Khurma varies from region to region – specially South India and North India. I have tweaked the original Khurma recipe and have added a Keralite touch to it by grinding Curry Leaves along with Coconut and Cashews. This gave the dish a wonderful Light Green Color.