Kerala Potato Stew/ Ishtu/ Ishtoo
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2-3
  • 2 large sized Potatoes cut in large cubes
  • 1 Medium sized Onion cut in cubes
  • 4-5 green chilies cut lengthwise
  • 1-1.5 inch piece of ginger root finely cut
  • 1 tspoon freshly grounded black pepper
  • Curry Leaves
  • 1 cup coconut milk first extract
  • Coconut Oil
  • Salt
  1. Place a Pan on low flame. Add potatoes, green chilies,ginger, Onions, crushed black pepper, 1 tspoon salt and 2 cups of water. Mix all ingredients well.
  2. Cook on medium flame until potatoes are done.
  3. Potatoes get cooked in 12-15 mins. Break the potatoes into 2 pieces using ladle.
  4. Do not mash the potatoes, just break them into 2 pieces.
  5. Add coconut milk and curry leaves and mix well. Let it simmer for a min.
  6. After a min turn off the flame.
  7. Heat 2 tbspoon coconut oil and add it to the stew just when you are ready to serve.
  8. You can eat Ishtu with Appam/Idiyappam.
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