Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Vegetable Stew - Kerala Style


  1. Potato - 2 medium sized
  2. Carrots - 1 medium
  3. Onion - 1 small
  4. Beans - 10 count 
  5. Ginger crushed - 1 teaspoon
  6. Green chillies - 1 or 2
  7. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  8. Coconut milk - 1 cup
  9. Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon
  10. Salt to taste 
  1. Take a pressure cooker and add the vegetables, curry leaves, salt to taste and 1 cup water. Pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  2. Once the pressure comes down, add green chillies and crushed ginger. Turn on the stove on low flame.
  3. Add a cup of coconut milk and turn off the stove when the stew starts to boil.
  4. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and stew is ready to serve.
Serve with appam.

There is a video with the recipe uploaded in youtube.

Ragi Chocolate Pancakes

  1. Wheat flour -  3/4 cup
  2. Ragi flour - 1/4 cup
  3. Cocoa powder -  2 tablespoon
  4. Baking powder - 1 teaspoon 
  5. Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Sugar - 2 teaspoon
  7. Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon
  8. Milk - 1 cup
  9. Yogurt - 5 tablespoon
  10. Salt - a pinch
  11. Butter - for making pancakes - around 2 tablespoon

  1. Sieve the dry ingredients - wheat flour, ragi flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together milk, yogurt and vanilla essence.
  3. Add the dry ingredients in batches and mix well. 
  4. Heat a skillet, add 1/2 teaspoon butter and spread a ladle of pancake batter. Cook on medium flame on both sides.
  5. Cook the rest of the batter in a similar way.
  6. Drizzle honey/maple syrup and garnish with fresh fruits.
I made this recipe as part of the "Shh Cooking Secretly" event. This is an event started by Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipe and now being taken forward by Mayuri of Mayuri's Jikoni.  At the beginning of the month a theme is chosen by one of the participants and all the participants are grouped in pairs. The participants will exchange 2 secret ingredients with their partners who are suppose to prepare a dish that matches the theme of that month. This month's theme is pancakes and it was chosen by Archana Gunjikar Potdar of "The Mad Scientist's Kitchen". My partner for this month is Poonam Bachhav and she shared cocoa powder and ragi as my secret ingredients and I shared her potatoes and green chillies as her ingredients. She made Potato Pancakes which is vegan and gluten-free and very easy to make. Do visit her blog "Annapurna" to find the complete recipe.