Kerala Potato Stew | Ishtu

Kerala Potato Stew

Kerala Potato Stew | Ishtu

Kerala Potato Stew is a traditional styled dish, very popular in Kerala Cuisine. Kerala Potato Stew is a mild dish, not too hot nor spicy. Kids favor the delicate dish which is comforting to your tummy. The creamy coconut favored aroma and flavor of the dish is what makes the dish unique and special. Also termed Ishtu, the dish goes well with Appam and chappatis. Ishtu is one of the easiest of dishes that requires very minimum ingredients and can be readily prepared at home. This is a very nutritious dish rich in vital nutrients required for human body. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the healthy side dish with your family.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the delicious dish, first chop potatoes into small squared pieces and slice the onions.
  • Take a pan and add the potatoes,onions,turmeric powder,chilly powder,salt and water and cook till the potatoes are done.
  • Into this, add green chillies, ginger,pepper(if needed) and the coconut milk and cook on a low flame.
  • Now heat oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add red chilly and curry leaves.
  • Add this to the curry.
  • :- Serve hot!!!


You can visit this link Tasty Vegetable Stew. You can also visit this link Ceylon Parotta
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Response (7)
  1. L
    Lekshmi April 7, 2009

    Awesome recipe and very simple!!!Keep posting 🙂

  2. S
    Sandra April 9, 2009

    Very nice recipe!!!Tastes good.

  3. S
    Sreekala April 1, 2009

    Very tasty!!!!very good recipe….you can also add some spices like cardamom if you like its flavour…..

  4. N
    Nirmala March 31, 2009

    Hey Aparna,I was searching for a simple recipe for the potato stew in naadan style,how my mom used to make.I tried your recipe and it came out very well and tasty.Thanks.

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