Kerala Style Potato Stew

Kerala Style Potato Stew

Kerala Style Potato Stew

Kerala Style Potato Stew is a delicious and very popular side dish in Kerala Cuisine. The spicy flavor of the dish blends very well with the creamy coconut milk. Kerala Style Potato Stew is a favorite dish that goes well with Appam. Kids love the creamy stew that is mild and tasty. The dish is wholesome and a comfort dish to your tummy. The dish is very easy to prepare with readily available ingredients. You can prepare the dish with freshly prepared coconut milk or store bought ready made ones. Potatoes are rich in carbohydrates and a healthy vegetable full of vital nutrients required for smooth functioning of body. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people



  • For preparing the delicious stew dish, first grind coconut with water and strain it to get thick coconut milk (Onnam paal).
  • Grind it again with water and strain to get slightly thinner coconut milk (Randaam paal).
  • Dice potatoes and onions and cut the green chillies lengthwise.
  • Cut ginger into 1 inch long strips.
  • Boil all the vegetables with salt and little water. Drain off the excess water.
  • Pour in the second coconut milk and allow it to boil.
  • When it boils, add the thick coconut milk and reduce the flame.
  • When it starts bubbling, take the vessel off the fire.
  • :- Do not boil, as it will curdle.
  • Add butter/ coconut oil and curry leaves.
  • :- Serve hot with idli, dosas, vellayappam or even bread.


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Response (5)
  1. s
    soumia August 25, 2007

    i was suddenly told to make stew for onam….i tried out this…sits really very simple n takes very good

  2. R
    Ramya June 19, 2007

    For egg stew, you can try this garnish.

    Heat 1 spoon of oil. Add some pepper pods, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom(optional). Crush the masala and add to stew.

  3. D
    DEEPA April 20, 2008

    Ramya, thanks for this easy recipe…

  4. d
    divu February 10, 2007

    This recipe is too good.

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